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Women in History Spotlight: Maimouna Abdoulaye Barro

Maimouna Barro received her M.A. in African Studies in 1997 and her PhD in Education with a minor in Gender Relations in International Development (GRID) in 2005, both from the University of Illinois. She is the Associate Director at the Center for African Studies and has been instrumental in expanding the Center’s academic programs. Maimouna helped establish a joint degree with the School of Information Sciences as well as the graduate minor in African Studies. She has received several awards, including the Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence Award in 2010.   Women...

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Alumni Spotlight: Bala Saho

Bala Saho is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Saho received his MA in African Studies and the GRID Minor in 2007 from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  He received his PhD in History from Michigan State University. He will be participating in the upcoming WGGP 40th Anniversary Symposium on March 4, 2021 with his talk entitled, "Ritualizing the Womb: Kañeleng Women’s Resolve to Counter Infertility in the Senegambia"