Prof. Dr. Mamadou Diouf

Columbia University

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Mamadou Diouf studied history at the University Paris-Sorbonne, where he received his doctorate degree in 1982 as well. His dissertation deals with the topic “Le Kajoor au XIXème siècle et la Conquête coloniale 1815-1885”. Following his Ph.D. Mamadou Diouf worked as an Associate Professor in Dakar, Senegal and Québec, Canada. Moreover, he was Head of the Research, Information, and Documentation Department of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). From 2000 to 2007 Prof. Dr. Mamadou Diouf was Director for the African Studies (CAAS) at the University of Michigan. In addition Mamadou Diouf was the Charles D. Moody Jr. Collegiate Professor of History and African American Studies from 2006 to 2007. Since 2007 he is Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and the Director of Columbia University's Institute for African Studies. His courses include the political, social, cultural and economic history in colonial and postcolonial Africa. Mamadou Diof is member of numerous academic associations as well as an editor of various specialist journals.

Following a first research stay from February to July 2017, Prof. Dr. Mamadou Diouf was once again Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture" from June to July 2018.

Research Project

Constitution-Making and Social Transformation in Africa. Cases from Senegal

Publications (selected)

  • The Arts of Citizenship in African Cities. Infrastructures and Spaces of Belonging (Edited with Rosalind Fredericks). New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
  • Les arts de la citoyennété au Sénégal. Espaces contestés et civilités urbaines (Edited with Rosalind Fredericks). Paris, Karthala, 2013.
  • Tolerance, Democracy and Sufis in Senegal (edited by). New York, Columbia University Press, 2012.
  • Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World. Rituals and Remembrances. (Edited with Ifeoma K. Nwankwo), Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2010.
  • New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal. Conversion, Migration, Wealth, Power, and Feminity (Edited with Mara Leichtman). New York, Palgrave-Macmillan 2009.
  • Histoires et Identités dans la Caraïbe. Trajectoires Plurielles (edited with Ulbe Bosma). Collection Histoires du Sud. Paris, Karthala/Sephis, 2004.
  • La Construction de l’Etat au Sénégal (with M. C. Diop & D. Cruise O’Brien), Paris, Karthala, 2002.
  • Histoire du Sénégal. Le modèle islamo-wolof et ses périphéries. Paris, Masonneuve, 2001.
  • Les figures du politique. Des pouvoirs hérités aux pouvoirs élus. (Edited with M. C. Diop); Paris, Karthala, 1999.
  • L'Historiographie indienne en débat. Sur le nationalisme, le colonialisme et les sociétés postcoloniales (edited by). Paris, Karthala, 1999.
  • La Liberté Universitaire et la Responsabilité sociale des Intellectuels en Afrique (edited with Mahmood Mamdani), CODESRIA, 1994 (French version).
  • Academic Freedom and Social Responsability of the Intellectuals in Africa (edited with Mahmood Mamdani), CODESRIA, 1994. (English version).
  • Le Sénégal sous Abdou Diouf (with M.C.Diop), Paris, Karthala, 1990,
  • La Kajoor au XIXe siècle : Pouvoir Ceddo et Conquête Coloniale, Paris, Karthala, 1990