Abu Bakarr Bah

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



Office: Zulauf 807



Ph.D. New School for Social Research