Current Institutional Affiliation
Doctoral Candidate, History, Columbia University

Award Information

International Dissertation Research Fellowship 2011
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
History, Columbia University
African Youth Radicalism and the Global History of Revolt in 1968

This project examines the impact of African youth and student movements through a study of radical political activism in Senegal and Congo-Brazzaville during the 1960s. Throughout that decade, thousands of young people across Africa increasingly turned toward various conceptions of Third-World Marxism, in order to address national problems of economic inequality and impoverishment. My dissertation will examine the growth of these ideas, which culminated in youth-led revolts in both Senegal and the Congo in 1968. By conducting archival research and personal interviews in Senegal, the Congo and France, my project seeks to understand how African student and youth leaders engaged with each other across national borders, and circulated within global radical networks.