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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  

Research Interests


Arabic of American slavery, (currently working on the writing of Omar ibn Said);

Blacks in classical Arabic discourse, (this is a National Humanities Center fellowship project);

The Intellectual legacy of Cheikh Moussa Kamara.

Selected Grants


Luce/ACLS Fellowship

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by American Council of Learned Societies · 2021 - 2022

NHC Faculty Fellowship

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Humanities Center · 2021 - 2022

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Reckoning with Race, Racism, and the History of the American South Initiative: Black Muslims & Racial Justice in the U.S. South · 2021 Co-Lead · Duke Office of the Provost https://facultyadvancement.duke.edu/new-faculty-research-explore-race-south-diverse-angles

External Relationships


  • Stanford University

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