Abdoulaye Kane, Ph.D.

Published: September 29th, 2013

Category: Faculty, People

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Associate Professor
Office: Grinter Hall, Room 439
Phone: (352) 392-6788
Email: akane@ufl.ed
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  • Ph.D.
  • M.A.
  • B.A.

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Personal Statement

My research interest lies in cultural anthropology of social networks and transnational social spaces in the historical context of globalization. With a focus on Senegal and the Senegalese diaspora in the US, Europe and elsewhere in Africa I am interested in how individuals, households, and communities react to structural economic and political constraints at the local, national and global level. My research covers three main areas of inquiry regarding social change in Senegalese communities abroad and at home: Informal finance and economic life, Transnational Social Spaces and the Culture of Migration; Pilgrimage, Muslim Religious Practice and Village Based Social Networks.

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