Mamadou Diouf

Mamadou Diouf
Writer, Historian, Researcher
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater, Cinema/tv, Literature, History/society

Mamadou Diouf
Ph.D. Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1981

Professor of History and African-American and African Studies
University of Michigan (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan),

On December 7th, 2007, Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger announced that Mamadou Diouf, a renowned West African scholar and historian, has been hired to lead Columbia's Institute for African Studies at the School of International and Public Affairs. Diouf will also become a faculty member in Columbia's Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures.

Diouf will join Columbia on July 1. He is currently a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan in the Department of History, where he also serves in the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies.

Current research:
a) youth in colonial and postcolonial Africa
b) citizenship in a comparative imperial perspective.

Selected publications:

2001 Histoire du Sénégal : le modèle islamo-wolof et ses périphéries. Paris: Maisonneuve & Larose.

"Les élites et la représentation politique en Afrique," in L. Marfaing and B. Reinwald (eds.), African Networks, Exchange and Spatial Dynamics. Tribute to L. Harding. Hamburg, Lit Verlag.

2000 "Les jeunes du sud et le temps du monde: Identités,
conflits et adaptations, (with R. Collignon) in Les jeunes, hantise de l'espace public dans les sociétés du sud? Ed. by Mamadou Diouf and René Collignon. Paris: Autrepart 18.

"Des Historiens et des histoires, pourquoi faire? L'histoire
africaine entre l'état et les communautés, Canadian Journal of African Studies/Revue Canadienne d'Etudes Africaines 34, 2 (2000): 337-374.

"The Senegalese Murid Trade Diaspora and the Making of a Vernacular Cosmopolitism, " Public culture, 4, 32 (2000): 679-702.

1999 "The French colonial policy of assimilation and the civility of the originaires of the Four Communes (Senegal): a nineteenth century globalization project," in Birgit Meyer and Peter Geschiere, eds., Globalization and identity: dialectics of flows and closure. London: Blackwell. pp. 71-96.

Les figures du politique en Afrique : des pouvoirs hérités aux pouvoirs élus. Sous la direction de Momar-Coumba Diop et Mamadou Diouf. Paris : Karthala ; Dakar : Codesria. [ With Momar-Coumba Diop. "Sénégal: par de la succession Senghor-Diouf." ]

L'historiographie indienne en débat : colonialisme, nationalisme et sociétés post-coloniales. Sous la direction du Mamadou Diouf. Paris : Karthala ; Amsterdam : Sephis.

1998 Political liberalisation or democratic transition: African
. Codesria new path series. [Dakar, Sénégal] : Codesria.

With Aminata Diaw. "Ethnic group versus nation: identity discourses in Senegal," in Okwudiba Nnoli, ed., Ethnic conflicts in Africa. Dakar, Sénégal: Codesria. pp. 259-85.

"Urban Youth and Senegalese Politics. Dakar, 1988-1994," Public culture 8, 2 (1996): 225-248 ; reprinted in James Holston (ed) Cities and citizenship. Public culture. Durham, Duke University Press. (1996): 42-66.

1995 With Abdoulaye Bathily and Mohamed Mbodj. "The Senegalese student movement from its inception to 1989," in Mahmood Mamdani and Ernest Wamba-dia-Wamba, eds., African studies in social movements and democracy. Dakar, Sénégal : Codesria ; Oxford: Distributors, ABC. pp. 369-408.

1994 Academic freedom in Africa. Ed. by Mahmood Mamdani and Mamadou Diouf. Dakar, Sénégal : Codesria ; Oxford: Distributors, ABC.

1992 "Le clientélisme, la 'technocratie', et après?" in Momar Coumba Diop, ed., Sénégal: trajectoires d'un état. Dakar, Sénégal : Codesria ; Paris : Karthala. pp. 233-78.

With Mohamed Mbodj. "The shadow of Cheikh Anta Diop," in V.Y. Mudimbe, ed., The surreptitious speech: Présence africaine and the politics of otherness, 1947-1987. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press. pp. 118-35.

1990 Le Kajoor au XIXe siècle : pouvoir ceddo et
conquête coloniale
. Paris : Karthala.

With Momar Coumba Diop. Le Sénégal sous
Abdou Diouf : état et société
. Paris : Karthala.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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