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Madina Thiam

Contact Information

Email    mthiam@ucla.edu
Office  Bunche 2155


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Fields of Study

African History
African Diaspora History
Islamic History
Intellectual History
Global History




Conference Presentations

  • 2017 UNESCO World Heritage Young Professionals Forum. Theme: “Memory: Lost and Recovered Heritage” (Jun. 25 - Jul. 4, Warsaw & Krakow, Poland)
  • 2017 ULCA HGSA Conference: "Empire State of Mind: Best of Intentions, Unsolicited Interventions, and the 2012 Crisis in Mali" (Apr. 14, Los Angeles, United States)
  • 2016 African Studies Association Conference: "A Trail of Scented Salams: Migrating and Settling along the Tarīq-al-Sūdān in the 19th and 20th centuries" (Dec. 1-3, Washington DC, United States)
  • 2016 University of Bern 'Transpositions' Summer School: "Westerners along the Nile: West African Muslims in Sudan in the 19th and 20th centuries" (Sept. 4-7, Kandersteg, Switzerland)
  • 2016 UCLA Futures of History Conference: "The Futures of History: What Do We See and Envision?" (Feb. 25-26, Los Angeles, United States)


Prof. Ghislaine Lydon (website)


M.A. History, University of California, Los Angeles, 2017
B.A., History and International Affairs, Economics Minor, The George Washigton University, 2012