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Abu Bakarr Bah

Ph.D. New School for Social Research

Scholarly Interests: My research focuses on issues of democracy, nation building, ethnicity, and the peace-making and peace-building role of the international community.

Recent Courses Taught: Racial and Ethnic Relations, Sociology of Education, Sociological Theory, and Migration


  • 2017 United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office and PeaceNexus Foundation Grant, Methodologies to Cost Peacebuilding Needs (with Nikolas G. Emmanuel)
  • 2016 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Universities as Potential Sites for Radicalization and Impacts on State-Building
  • 2016 CADFP mini-grant for Conference Participation
  • 2015 Outstanding International Educator Award, NIU
  • 2014 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Rongo University College (Kenya) Peace and Conflict Curriculum Development and Collaboration 
  • 2012 Multi-Country Research Fellowship, Council of American Overseas Research Centers International State-Building: Lessons from the Civil Wars in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Cote d'Ivoire  


E-mail: abah@niu.edu
Office: Zulauf 807

Curriculum Vitae

African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review (ACPR)

Critical Sociology (African Editor)