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Muslims Beyond the Arab World: Language, Arts, and Music in Senegal

January 30th, 2018
12:00 PM


Poster | Fallou NgomTuesday, January 30, 2018
12 pm - 1 pm

Forum for Scholars and Publics
Duke's West Campus Quad
011 Old Chem

A light lunch will be served.

Join us for a conversation with Fallou Ngom, Director of the African Studies Center at Boston University, about Islam in contemporary Senegal. We will explore the ways in which Islam is lived in the country and its connections to language, the arts, and social life. The conversation will be moderated by Mbaye Lo.

Sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC) and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Fallou Ngom

Boston University

Fallou Ngom is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the African Studies Center at Boston University. His research interests include the interactions between African languages and non-African languages, the adaptations of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa, and Ajami literatures—records of African languages written in ...

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Mbaye Lo

Duke University

Mbaye Lo is Associate Professor of the Practice of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. He works primarily on Arabic discourse with a sub-specialization in the sociology of Islam, Islamic militancy, and theories of civil society, in addition to the development of ...

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