Fallou Ngom Named Director of the African Studies Center at Boston University

Fallou Ngom, associate professor of anthropology at Boston University in Massachusetts, was appointed director of the African Studies Center in the university’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. The center was established in 1953. More than 90 Boston University faculty members from 20 different academic departments are affiliated with the center.

In accepting the appointment, Dr. Ngom stated: “We want to train the best 21st-century experts of Africa across disciplines by providing them with optimal language and cultural skills to understand African realities and opportunities.”

Dr. Ngom’s research is focused on the interactions between African languages and non-African languages. Also, he is an expert on Ajami literatures – records of West African languages written in Arabic script.

Dr. Ngom joined the faculty at Boston University in 2008. Earlier he taught at Western Washington University. A graduate of Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis in the African nation of Sénégal, Dr. Ngom holds a master’s degree in French linguistics from the University of Montana and a Ph.D. in French linguistics from the University of Illinois.

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  1. Congratulations, Dr. Ngom. I have always been amazed by the depth of his knowledge about African culture, his professionalism, his capacity to work hard and his motivation. The significance of his contribution to education and service to the community is strong and vibrant. Bonne chance a Boston University.
    Dr. Magueye Seck

  2. Congratulations Professor Ngom! This is a great distinction recognizing your stellar scholarship and leadership. Keep on shining Brother!


  3. Congratulations Falu,
    I deeply appreciated that your expect level knowledge was translatable to me as a young man years ago. Indeed, the program is poised for continued success. Blessings my brother.

  4. Congratulations, Dr. Ngom. We are proud of you in Senegal and Cheikh Anta Diop University. Keep up the good work!
    Dr. Mamadou Diang Diallo, African American Studies and Afrocentric research.

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