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Dr. Ousseina D. Alidou is the director of the Center for African Studies at Rutgers University. She is an associate professor in the Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures. She is a faculty affiliate in the Department of Anthropology and Women’s and Gender Studies.  Her research focuses on African Muslim womens agency and leadership.  Her new book is of Muslim Women in Postcolonial Kenya: Leadership, Representation and Social Change (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013). She also the authored  Engaging Modernity: Muslim Women and the Politics of Agency in Postcolonial Niger (University of Wisconsin Press, 2005, a runner-up for Ama Ato Aidoo-Margaret Schneider Book Prize of Women Caucus’ of the African Studies Association, 2007), co-edited Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Africa, with Ahmed Sikainga (Africa World Press, 2006) and A Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles Against Structural Adjustment in African Universities (with Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis).