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. Her general interests include African cities, youth studies, Islam, critical development studies, feminist geography and political ecology.