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Biography :Mamadou Diouf
(b. in 1952
), is a renowned Senegalese
and professor of Arican Studies in Columbia.
Mamadou Diouf is one of the finest historians of western Africa in the world today; his work on colonial and postcolonial history touches on subjects ranging from Senegalese brotherhoods to new theoretical tools for African historiography
He leads Columbia University’s Institute for African Studies at the School of International and Public Affairs. Diouf is also a faculty member in Columbia's Departments of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (MEALAC) and History. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (France). His research interests include urban, political, social and intellectual history in colonial and postcolonial Africa. His most recent book is Histoire du Senegal: Le Modele Isalamo-Wolof Et Ses Peripheries (2001). He is the author, editor and co-author of several other works including Les Figures du Politique En Afrique, Des Pouvoirs Herites aux Pouvoirs Elus (1999) and Les Jeunes, Hantise de L'Espace Public dans Les Societes du Sud, (Autrepart, 18, 2001). He is also a member of the editorial board of several professional journals including the Journal of African History.
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