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Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa



Amy Niang

Amy Niang is Senior Programme Officer and Head of  the Research Programme. She is specialised in African Political History and Political Thought. Her work also examines Africa’s International relations and the geopolitics of security in the Sahel. Amy is the author of The Postcolonial African State in Transition: Stateness and Modes of Sovereignty (2018); co- editor of Identités sahéliennes en temps de crise: histoires, enjeux et perspectives (with Baz Lecocq, 2019) and Researching Peacebuilding in Africa: Reflections on Theory, Fieldwork and Context (with Ismail Rashid, 2020). Her work has also been published in many journals and edited collections and she serves on a range of editorial boards. Prior to assuming her current position, she taught at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Rabat, and has also held visiting positions and fellowships at various universities in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and North America. Niang is Associate Professor of Political Science currently on leave from the Africa Institute of Sharjah.

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