Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Gregory Mann

Gregory Mann is an historian of francophone West Africa. He is currently working on a book project entitled The End of the Road: Nongovernmentality in the West African Sahel. Drawing on research conducted primarily in Mali, the project analyzes the rise of novel forms of political rationality among governments and non-governmental organizations in the Sahel from 1946 to the late 1970s. Mann's articles have appeared in the American Historical Review, Comparative Studies in Society and History, the Journal of African History and Politique Africaine, among other publications. His award-winning book Native Sons: West African Veterans and France in the 20th century was published by Duke University Press in 2006. He earned his doctorate at Northwestern University and his B.A. at the University of Georgia.

Contributed Blog Entries

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Workshop Deepening the Mali-Columbia Connection - Bamako, 25 June 2015

Theme: Les Recherches en sciences sociales dans le contexte de la crise

Sunday, June 30, 2013

"We don’t live in a world of heroes, but at rare moments we celebrate those who emerge from the shadows to push them further back. I don’t know if Nelson Mandela has heroes. He must have.

Monday, April 1, 2013

In this blog entry, Gregory Mann reflects on the Courrier Internationa's recent issue "Afrique 3.0". This article originally appeared on "Africa is a Country".

Friday, March 22, 2013
Professor Gregory Mann writes his latest reflections from Mali.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Gregory Mann discusses the ramifications of the ousting of Mali's interim prime minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra. This article originally appeared in the Guardian