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Ibrahima Niang

Global Faculty in Residence
352 - 411 Laf

Office Hours
Wednesday 10:00-12:00

B.A., International Relations and Economy, University of Reading, 2005
Ph.D., Political Science, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, 2015

Ibrahima Amadou Niang is a political scientist, writer, and poet from Senegal. For over 16 years, he has been striving to advance democracy and human rights across Africa. Ibou has worked on social justice and democracy issues as an NGO activist, a democracy and electoral assistance provider, a Grantmaker, a political writer, and an advocate. He has lived and worked in Guinea, Ghana and Senegal to strengthen civil society organizations working to counter authoritarianism, elite capture, and corruption. He has been instrumental in developing tools and resources to monitor elections, train people, promote open and inclusive governance, and promote civic engagement. His research focuses on: Arts, Politics and Society, West African politics, restitution of African heritage and comparative politics. In his books Siggilène (Harmattan, 2023), La légende de Ndiouli (Harmattan, 2021), The Grapes from the baobab (Amalion, 2017) he speaks of African renaissance, resistance to oppression, humanity, and hope. A 2018 Yale World Fellow, Ibou holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, an MA in International Governance and an MA in International Public Law from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal. He also holds a BA in International Relations and Economics from the University of Reading, England. 

Teaching and Research Interests

elections  civil society and participation  restitution of African Heritage  West African political history  arts  politics and society  comparative politics  democratization processes  the power of storytelling 

Ibrahima Niang