Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, Boston University, MA

M.A., French Studies, the University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign, IL

M.Sc., Intercultural Mediation, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Beligum

B.A., English, Mohammed I University, Oujda, Morocco

Courses Taught

COURSES TAUGHT:

Society and Culture

Race and Migration

Language and Culture

Research Interests

Anthropology of Islam, Sufism, African languages, ʿAjamī (non-Arabic languages written with the modified Arabic script) traditions of Muslim Africa and its diasporas, anthropology of ethics, informal markets, migration, race and ethnicity, Latin America, West Africa, Brazil, Senegal

Publications

Peer-reviewed Book Chapters:

  1. “Mobility and Cultural Citizenship: The Making of a Senegalese Diaspora in Multiethnic Brazil.” In: Yana Meerzon, Daniel McNeil, and David Dean (eds), Migration and Stereotypes in Performance and Culture. Contemporary Performance InterActions. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 157-177.

  1. “Private Islamic Education in Africa.” In: Fallou Ngom, Mustapha H. Kurfi, and Toyin Falola (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Islam in Africa. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 577-598.

Magazine Articles:

May 22, 2020. “The Social Cost of Bolsonaro’s Denial.” The North American Congress on Latin America. [https://nacla.org/news/2020/05/22/social-cost-bolsonaro-covid], Originally published in Portuguese in Sul21 https://sul21.com.br/opiniao/2020/05/covid-19-o-custo-social-do-negacionismo-de-bolsonaro-e-os-desafios-politicos-do-brasil-por-jeffrey-w-rubin-e-gana-ndiaye/ (with Jeffery W. Rubin).

2019. “Fieldwork among Senegalese Muslim Migrants in Brazil during the FIFA World Cup.” American Ethnologist Website. July 31, 2019. [https://americanethnologist.org/features/reflections/fieldwork-among-senegalese-muslim-migrants-in-brazil-during-the-fifa-world-cup].

Gana Ndiaye

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

 Email: ndiayeg@beloit.edu

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