Amy Niang

Amy Niang is a lecturer in international relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, as well as program director of the Pan-African Cultural and Research Institute, Senegal. She is a political scientist with an interest in three broad areas, namely, the history of state formation and related ideas of sovereignty, statehood, community, and order, Africa’s International Relations, and the Geopolitics of the Sahel. She obtained an MA in political economy at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and a PhD in politics and international relations at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Her dissertation examined state and social processes in the Voltaic region of West Africa between the 16th and 19th centuries. Dr. Niang is a recipient of an African Peacebuilding Network 2013 research grant.

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