Mohamed Mbodj

Professor, African Studies


Founder's Hall, G25

Professor Mohamed Mbodj received his B.A. from the University of Dakar in 1974, where he also earned his M.A. in 1975. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Paris in 1978. Before joining the faculty of Manhattanville University in 1999, Dr. Mbodj taught at the University of Dakar (now Cheikh Anta Diop University) from 1978-1994, and at Columbia University in New York, from 1992-2000. At Manhattanville, Prof. Mbodj teaches courses on African and African American History, Islam, Slavery, World History, Medieval, and Global African Diaspora Studies. From 1990-1998, he was an editor of the most respected journal in African Studies, The Journal of African History. Dr. Mbodj’s current research interests include issues of identity, religion, and social change.