Mahamadou L. Sagna
PhD, Universite de Caen, Caen France
Associate Professor, International & Comparative Politics
Dr. Mahamadou Lamine Sagna holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Caen – Normandy, in France and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Ecole des 3A in Lyon, and Ethnic-Psychiatry from the University of Lyon II, also in France. His multidisciplinary background provides a thoroughness and fluidity as he addresses complex intersections between economics, gender, culture, and power—specifically how they relate to poverty, his personal field of interest. His interdisciplinary approach frequently enriches his pedagogy.
Before joining AUN, Dr. Sagna was a researcher at the Laboratory of Political and Social Changes (LSCP) at Paris VII – Diderot. His research focuses on poverty, social practices, art, and their relations to monetary and financial practices as well as their innovative dynamics in the social construction of trust. By studying these themes related to local practices and global visions, he intends to respond to the questions that challenge African development.
Dr. Sagna has taught courses in Economic Sociology and Social Anthropology, Political Science and International Relations in French and American universities. Prior to working at Université Paris Diderot for nine years, he taught at Princeton University in the departments of anthropology, African American Studies and African Studies
Dr. Sagna speaks four languages fluently (French, English, Mandingo, Wollof) and is competent in Spanish.
- Founder and Member, Senegalese Academic Society
- Member, American Sociologists Association, USA
- Member, African Studies Association, USA
- Member, Scientific Committee of African Institute for Sciences and Technology
- Member, Medecins d’Afrique The NGO that aims to bring African Diaspora Doctors to bring healthcare assistance to African Diaspora
- Sagna, Lamine. Monnaie et Sociétés-Une socio anthropologie des pratiques monétaires (Money and Society – a social anthropology of monetary practices), L’harmattan, 2001
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. Violences, Racisme et Religions en Amérique - Cornel West, une Pensée Rebelle. Editions Karan 2016
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. English translation of Violences, Racisme et Religions en Amérique - Cornel West, une Pensée Rebelle, Editions Karan 2018
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. African Development and Globalization L’Harmattan, 2021
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. African Economic Sociolog. Les PUF 2020
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. Ambiguous Adventure in Modernity: Intersections, Identities, and Difference, Karan 2019
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. Identities and Dialectic of Blues Arts, Négritudes et Métamorphoses Identitaires ; Book edited by Thomas Cepitelle, Thierno Ibrahim Dia et Daniella Ricci, l’Harmattan 2017
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. Carnets d’une bourgeoise déchue, Diane Rauscher-Kennedy Les Editions Phoenix 2010
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. Châtiments, Mama Moussa Diaw, Les Editions Phoenix 2010
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. Recueil Afrique - Poetry. Nicole Barrière. Les Editions Phoenix (Collection Terre Natale) 2009
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. Franc CFA: The Enigma of Money (forthcoming)
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. Immigration, Money and Religion: The case of New York’s Senegalese Immigrants (forthcoming)
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. The Concept of Cultural Capital: Disagreements and misunderstanding (forthcoming)
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. Banks and Informal Systems of Savings in Africa, Géopolitique Africaine, n° 53-54, 2015
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. Money in the World. (Paris/Caisse des Dépôts ET des Consignations), Universités de Sorbonne and the Association d'Economie Financière, 1997.
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. Senegal a Rising Lion ? Oxford Business Group, 2008
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. Challenging Development Paradigm, Princeton University, Colloquium Report, 2008
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine. France: Afrique: Breaking the Ties, Huffington Post, 2012
- Sagna, Mahamadou Lamine with Sagna Ibrahim. Pension Funds: the Missing Link to the African Development, Huffington Post, 2012
- Many presentations in International conferences, Symposia, Colloquia and Seminars