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Mbaye Lo

Associate Professor of the Practice of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708-0414
2204 Erwin Road Room 231, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708
Office hours Monday & Wednesday 2-5 pm  

Awards & Honors


National The National Humanities Center · August 2021 Book project on An Intellectual History of anti-Blackness in the Arab World interrogates Arabic discourse (emphasis on literature, history, religious texts, and Arab popular culture) to uncover the trajectory and manifestations of anti-Black attitudes from pre-Islamic Arabia to the twentieth century. More about this award

Fellow, Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs

National American Council of Learned Societies · 2021 Effective from May 2022 through December 2022 “I Cannot Write My Life”: New Perspectives on the Life and Writings of Omar ibn Said An examination of African Muslim scholar Omar Ibn Said (1770-1863), who wrote an autobiography in Arabic in 1831 while a slave in Bladen County, North Carolina. The project addresses the local and global implications of Said’s life and writings and traces their complex connections to West African and Islamic cultures. More about this award

Excellence in Assessment

University Assessment Office · 2020 The "Newcomer" Award, Trinity College, Duke University. Mbaye Lo, PhD, Assessment Coordinator, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Blue Devil of the Week

University Duke Today · February 27, 2017 BLUE DEVIL OF THE WEEK: ENCOURAGING GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS Professor Lo connects researchers studying Arabic and African issues More about this award

Visiting Scholar

International Institut des Mondes Africains (IMAf), École des Hautes études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France · 2016

Program Director Award

University Duke Global Education Office · 2016 5 years of successful leadership of Duke In the Arab World Academic Program

DukeEngage Program Director Award

Other DukeEngage · November 2011

CIT Faculty Fellow

University Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) · 2010 One year CIT fellowship on using technology to improve learning outcome—Language production

Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

University Duke University · April 2009