We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Marieme Lo as Director of the African Studies program for a 5-year term, beginning July 1, 2017.
Professor Lo is cross-appointed to the Women and Gender Studies Institute and African Studies. Her research and publications span, among others: the political economy of gender and development; the human and political ecology of environmental change and disaster in Africa; trade, informal economies, material cultures, female entrepreneurship and neoliberalism; transnationalism, globalization, citizenship and migration studies; and social exclusion, inequality and livelihood studies.
Her research foci are grounded in critical, feminist, epistemic, and discursive frameworks, the search for alternative epistemologies, and a strong commitment to social change and social justice.
Professor Lo has been collaborating with grassroots women’s organizations and civil society networks as well as international organizations such as UNDP, UN-Women and WFP.
She is an amateur photographer and avid collector of African textiles and ancient trade beads.