© 2009

New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal

Conversion, Migration, Wealth, Power, and Femininity

  • Mamadou Diouf
  • Mara A. Leichtman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Mamadou Diouf, Mara A. Leichtman
      Pages 1-18
  3. Histories, Ethnographies, And Pedagogies Of Islam

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Cleo Cantone
      Pages 51-69
    3. John Glover
      Pages 71-88
  4. Conversion And Spiritual Translations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. James Searing
      Pages 91-110
    3. Mara A. Leichtman
      Pages 111-138
    4. Marloes Janson
      Pages 139-166
  5. Gender, Marriage, And Sexuality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Aly Dramé
      Pages 169-188
    3. Beth A. Buggenhagen
      Pages 189-210
    4. Erin Augis
      Pages 211-233
  6. Modernity, Politics, And Dialectics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Roman Loimeier
      Pages 237-256
    3. Fabienne Samson
      Pages 257-272
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-285

About this book


This book brings together scholars for their fresh perspectives on religious conversion, transnational migration, economic globalization, and the politics of education, power, and femininity in African Islam in Senegal.


education gender globalization Islam migration Nation politics religion religion and politics society Transnational women

Editors and affiliations

  • Mamadou Diouf
    • 1
  • Mara A. Leichtman
    • 2
  1. 1.African studies in the Middle East and Asian languages and cultures and history departments, Institute of African StudiesColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Michigan State UniversityUSA

About the editors

MAMADOU DIOUF is Professor of History and of AfroAmerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, USA.
MARA A. LEICHTMAN is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Muslim Studies at Michigan State University, USA.

Bibliographic information


"Researchers launching projects on Islam in Senegal will find this volume an invaluable introduction to the topic. The eleven essays ... enrich our understandings of Muslim communities in Senegal and offer nuanced views of local engagement with Islamic beliefs and practices." - John H. Hanson, Indiana University