The Africanist Podcast

This podcast investigates political, socio-economic, and cultural issues in contemporary Africa and the African Diasporas. It engages Africanist scholars, artists, activists, athletes, opinion leaders, business people, and ordinary citizens in a critical conversation about the challenges facing Africans and people of African descent.

Host Bio


Dr. Bamba Ndiaye is the creator and host of The Africanist Podcast. He is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities. He earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Humanities at the University of Louisville. His research interests are the intersection of Black Atlantic social movements, critical race theory, Black Atlantic popular cultures, mobility, and Pan-Africanism. He is the author of several peer-reviewed publications in leading interdisciplinary journals including “Social Movements and the Challenges of Resources Mobilization in the Digital Era” (in Africa Today), “Mbas Mi”: Fighting COVID-19 Through Music in Senegal” with Margaret Rowley in  African Studies Review and “African American Evangelic Missions and Social Reforms in the Congo” in Reflections of Leadership and Institution in Africa (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020). He is currently working on his book manuscript entitled Black Social Movements in the Digital Era.

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