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Dr. Baba G. Jallow

February 19, 2013


Dr. Baba G. Jallow earned a BA in History and Political Science from Fourah Bay College, the University of Sierra Leone. Before going to the U.S. as a political exile in 2000, Baba was editor of the Daily Observer and Founder Editor and CEO of The Independent newspaper in his native Gambia. In the U.S. he attended graduate school at Rutgers University, New Jersey where he earned an MA in Liberal Studies in 2005. In 2006, he was admitted into the doctoral program in History at the University of California, Davis where he earned a PhD in 2011. His research interests include the history of colonial and postcolonial Africa, censorship in Africa, Islam in North West Africa, and Catholics and Social Justice in Ghana. He is currently Assistant Professor of African History at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

Selected publications: Rambler’s Chats: Ghanaian, African and Global Histories through the eyes of a Nkrumahist Columnist (African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin – Madison, May 2012); A Review of A Review of Graham MacPhee, Postwar British Literature and Postcolonial Studies (Edinburgh University Press, 2011) Interventions, Vol. 14 (3), 2013; A Review of Elizabeth Schmidt, Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea, 1946-1958 (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2007) Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 46, No. 2 (April 2011); “Guinea: From Democratic Dictatorship to Undemocratic Elections, 1958-2008” in Abdoulaye Saine et al., ed. Elections and Democratization in West Africa, 1990 – 2009 (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2011); Mandela’s Other Children: The Diary of an African Journalist (Shelbyville, KY: Wasteland Press, 2007); Dying for My Daughter (Shelbyville, KY: Wasteland Press, 2004);

Works in Progress: Sheikh Saad Bou: The Man with whom God Agreed; Whose Imagined Community: State, Press and Society in the Making of Modern Ghana, 1933 – 1993; In the Spirit of Vatican II: Catholic Advocacy for Social Justice in Ghana, 1966 – 1972; Reap the Power: Open Letter to an African Dictator; God’s Bags of Water: The Memoirs of an African Child.

In the Framework of RIMA, Dr. Jallow will mainly deal with Gambia and Ghana and conduct a research on Sheikh Saad Bou.

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