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Rosalind Fredericks

Rosalind Fredericks

Assistant Professor
B.S. Environmental Science, Brown University, 1999
M.S. Geography and Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2003
Ph.D. Geography, University of California, Berkeley, 2009

Rosalind Fredericks’s research and teaching interests are centered on the political economy of development, global urbanism and postcolonial identities in Africa. With a background in cultural geography, her own work is focused on urban politics and social movements in contemporary Dakar, Senegal. Fredericks’s research has won major funding support from the Social Science Research Council, Fulbright-Hays and the National Science Foundation. After completing her Ph.D. in geography at U.C. Berkeley, she was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar with the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. At Columbia, she taught with the Institute for African Studies and co-organized the series The World and Africa for the Committee on Global Thought. Currently, she is revising her dissertation on the cultural politics of garbage collection in Dakar for publication, while launching a new line of research into the politics of hip hop in Dakar and the Senegalese diaspora. She has also just completed two edited volumes with Mamadou Diouf on the Arts of Citizenship in African cities. The first, a French volume on Senegalese cities, Les Arts de la Citoyenneté au Sénégal , was published in July 2013 with Editions Karthala. Her general interests include African cities, youth studies, Islam, critical development studies, feminist geography and political ecology.


Rosalind Fredericks’s essay “‘The Old Man is Dead:’ Hip Hop and the Arts of Citizenship of Senegalese Youth” was published in Antipode in January 2014.  


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Rosalind Fredericks

Assistant Professor
1 Wash Pl, Room 618
(212) 992-9820
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Research and Teaching Interests

political economy of African development; African cities; youth and gender studies; cultural, political, and urban geography; political ecology; Senegal

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