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Madina Thiam

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Email    mthiam@ucla.edu
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I completed my PhD in May 2022, with a dissertation entitled "Seeking Freedom in the Sahel: Frontiers of Liberation and Geographies of Belonging in an Atlantic-Saharan Crossroads."

I'm currently an Assistant Professor of African History at New York University. For more information, please visit my website.

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Grants and Awards

Conference Presentations


    Ph.D., History UCLA, 2022
    C. Phil., History, UCLA,  2018 (with distinction)
    M.A., History, UCLA, 2017
    B.A., History and International Affairs, Economics Minor, George Washington University, 2012 (with honors)