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School of Arts and Sciences


Professor of Sociology and Anthropology



Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA

Professor Alzouma obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Bordeaux II and University of Strasbourg, in France, and later proceeded to the Southern Illinois University, in the USA for a Ph.D. in Anthropology. Before joining AUN, Professor Alzouma was at the Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey, Niger, where he taught Sociology and Anthropology courses for twelve years. He has worked as Coordinator, Evaluation and Learning Systems in the Africa and Information Society Program of the International Development Research Center (IDRC Dakar, Senegal) and as Research Fellow in the Global Media Research Center of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

African Civilizations

Information and Communication Technologies for Development; Science, Technology and Society; Globalization and Identities; Religion; Political instability and social cohesiveness.

  • Association of Internet Researchers;

    Media Anthropology Network;

    Globalization Studies Network.

  • 2011 (In press). ‘’Far Away from home…with a mobile phone! Reconnecting and Regenerating the Extended family in Africa’’, In New Media and intercultural Communication: Identity, Community, and Politics, P. Cheong, J. martin, and L. Macfayden (eds.), New York, NY: Peter Lang.

    2011. (In press). ‘’Young people, computers, and the Internet in Niger’’, Journal of African media Studies, Vol. 3, issue 4. 2010. ‘Ethnic Statistics and Social Classifications in France: How the ‘the Black Community’ was Born', African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, 4: 1, 57 — 73

    2010. ‘’Media, Technology and Democracy in Niger: What did the Advent of ICTs Change?’’ In Technology and Democracy in Emerging African Democracies, Kehbuma Langmia and Cosmas Nwokeafor (eds.), University Press of America.

    2009. ‘’The State and the Rebel: Online Nationalisms in Niger.’’ Journal of African Contemporary Studies, Vol. 27, Issue 3, October 2009.

    2008. “Identities in a ‘Fragmegrated’ World: Black cybercommunities and the French Integration System”, Black and African Diaspora: An International Journal, Volume 1, Issue 2, 201-214.

    2008. “Everyday Use of Mobile Phones in Niger”, Africa Media Review, Volume 16, Number 2, CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal.

    2008. ‘’Téléphone mobile, Internet et développement : l'Afrique dans la société de l'information?’’ TIC et Société, Vol. 2, No 2, 2008.

    2007. “Myths of Digital Technology in Africa: Leapfroggiong Development?” In Media Literacies (Major Themes in Education), Margaret Mackey (ed.), London: Routledge.

    2005.‘’Myths of Digital Technologies in Africa: Leapfrogging Development ?’’, Global Media and Communication, 1(3):339-56, London: Sage publications.

    1996. Alzouma, G. and Niandou-Souley, A.’ ‘Islamic Renewal in Niger: From Monolith to Plurality’’, Social Compass, 43(2), 249-265.



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