Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor in International Studies

Pap Ndiaye

French historian Pap Ndiaye joined the Buffett Institute in fall 2017 as the Buffett Visiting Professor in International Studies.

Ndiaye is a professor and researcher at Sciences Po, specializing in the social history of the United States, with a particular focus on minorities; the history of Chicago; the history of comparative civil rights in the United States; and the history of tech. He is also considered a pioneer of French “Black Studies.”

“Professor Ndiaye is a world-renowned scholar whose current project—and the basis of his fall courses in history—is a history of the global civil rights movements in America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa,” says Ken Alder, professor of history and Milton H. Wilson Professor in the Humanities, who nominated Ndiaye for the position. “To this material, Professor Ndiaye brings his perspective as a French-trained historian of the United States, a reminder that Americans should learn to see themselves from the vantage point of other places and traditions.”

He taught an undergraduate course and graduate seminar in the fall, and he presented the Buffett Visiting Professor Lecture on November 14. 

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