Amy Niang is Associate Professor of Political Science at The Africa Institute, Sharjah. Her research interests are broadly centred around the history of state formation and sovereignty, Africa’s international relations and the history of geopolitics.
Previously, she taught at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Rabat and also held visiting positions and fellowships at the University of Sao Paulo, Princeton University, University of Halle-Wittenberg, University of Michigan, Institute of Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), among others.
Her work has been published in journals such as International Relations; Alternatives; Politics; African Studies; African Economic History, Journal of Ritual Studies and in many edited collections. Her publications include Researching Peacebuilding in Africa: Reflections on Theory, Fieldwork and Context (Routledge, 2020); Identités Sahéliennes en Temps de Crise: Histoires, Enjeux et Perspectives (2019); and The Postcolonial African State in Transition: Stateness and Modes of Sovereignty, Washington DC (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).
Niang holds a BA in International Relations (2005) and an MA in Political Economy from the University of Tsukuba (2007) and a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Edinburgh (2011).

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March Meeting 2022

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