Prof. Ibrahima Thioub is the incumbent Rector /President of the Assembly of UCAD since August 2014.
Prof. Ibrahima Thioub did his Baccalaureate in Literature in 1978, and Certificate of Specialization in History of Africa in 1981. He continued pursuing higher education and did his Masters in 1982 and a doctorate degree in 1989 from the University of Paris.
Professor of History at UCAD since 1990 and an Associate Member of the Nantes Institute for Advanced Study Foundation since 2009, Ibrahima Thioub specializes slavery studies. He is regarded as a specialist in the social and cultural history of Africa. He was awarded honorary Doctorate degree by the University of Nantes, France, in March 2012.
Having command on three languages, Wolof (native), French (working) and English (spoken), Prof. Thioub teaches course on the history and historiography of Senegal; history of Islam in Senegal (Xth-XXth centuries); and Slavery in Africa.
He was a visiting professor at the EHESS and several universities in the United States, Europe. He was the international director of an international research program on alcohol and drug abuse in Asian countries (Nepal, India, Sri Lanka) and in many African countries (Gambia, Sierra Leone, South Africa). In 2008-2009 he was a researcher-resident at Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin.
Prof. Thioub’s current research interests are in slavery in daily life of Saint-Louis, Senegal (18th-19th centuries); and intellectual history of Francophone Africa and African identities. He casts a critical eye on African readings of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade. Besides the employment of slaves in economic activities, he studied their role in social relations and their legal expressions in private and public spaces. His study is part of a historical perspective, paying particular importance to the changes recorded in the time of the city and its environment.
He founded the African Centre for Research on Treaties and Slavery (CARTE) and serves as its Director. He has also been rendering services as:
He has been contributing to different councils, boards and associations as following:
As an academic he has many publications to his credit, mostly in French language. Translated titles and details of some of Prof. Thioub’s publications include:
Prof. Ibrahima THIOUB
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Republic of Senegal.
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