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Mamadou Diouf


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Mamadou Diouf is the Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and the director of Columbia University's Institute for African Studies. His research interests include urban, political, social and intellectual history in colonial and postcolonial Africa. Before joining the faculty at Columbia University, he was the Charles D. Moody Jr. Collegiate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Michigan, from 2000 to 2007. Before that, he was Head of the Research, Information, and Documentation Department of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and faculty member of the History Department of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal. His publications include: Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal (ed. 2013), New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal: Conversion, Migration, Wealth, and Power (with Mara A. Leichtman, 2009). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paris-Sorbonne.