Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies




2019 Identités sahéliennes en temps de crise:
Histoires, enjeux et perspectives.
(Berlin, LIT, Reihe: Afrikanische Studien/African Studies, Band 60). Link
2010 Disputed Desert: Decolonisation, Competing Nationalisms and Tuareg Rebellions in Mali. (Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers, Afrika-Studiecentrum Series). Link


Peer reviewed Articles and Book Sections

2018 -, M. Larmer, ‘Historicising Nationalism in Africa’, Nations and Nationalism, 24-4, 893-917.
2018 -, G. Klute, 'Tuareg Separatism in Mali and Niger', in, Lotje de Vries, Pierre Engelbert & Mareike Schomerus (eds.), Secessionism in Africa: Aspiration, Grievance, Performance, Disenchantment. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 23-57.
2015 'Awad el Djouh and the dynamics of Post Slavery', International Journal of African Historical Studies 48-2, 193-208.
2015 'Distant Shores: a Historiographic View on the Sahel Sahara Divide', Journal of African History 56-1, 23-36.
2013 'Mali: This is only the Beginning', Georgetown Journal of International Affairs summer/fall, 59-69.
2013  -, G. Mann, B. Whitehouse, D. Badi, L. Pelckmans, N. Belalimat, B. Hall, W. Lacher, 'One Hippopotamus and Eight Blind Analysts: A Multivocal Analysis of the 2012 Political Crisis in the Divided Republic of Mali', Review of African Political Economy 40-137, 343-357.
2012 'The Hajj From West Africa From a Global Historical Perspective (19th and 20th Centuries)', African Diaspora 5-2, 187-214.
2010 ‘Tuareg City Blues – Cultural Capital in a Global Cosmopole’, in, Anja Fischer and Ines Kohl (eds.), Tuareg Society Within a Globalized World: Saharan Life in Transition. London: I.B. Tauris Press, 41-58.
2007 –, G. Mann, “Between Empire, umma, and Muslim Third World: The French Union and African Pilgrims to Mecca, 1946-1958”, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 27-2, 167-183.
2007 -, P. Schrijver, ‘ The War on Terror in a Haze of Dust – Potholes and Pitfalls on the Saharan Front’, Journal of Contemporary African Studies 25-1, 141-166.
2005 'The Bellah Question: Slave Emancipation, Race and Social Categories in Late Twentieth- Century Northern Mali', Canadian Journal of African Studies 39-3,42-67.

'Unemployed Intellectuals in the Sahara: The Teshumara Nationalist Movement and the Revolutions in Tuareg Society', in Baud, M., R. Rutten (eds.), Popular Intellectuals and Social Movements: Framing Protest in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. International Review of Social History 49-supplement 12, 87-109.

2003 'From Colonialism to Keita: Comparing Pre- and Post-Independence Regimes (1946-1968)', Mande Studies 5, 29-48.
2003 'This Country is Your Country: Territory, Borders and Decentralisation in Tuareg Politics', Itinerario: European Journal of Overseas Histories, 27-1, 58-78.


Non peer reviewed Articles and Book Sections

2018 ‘On Detailed Fieldwork Observations and Primordial Histories of Pastoral Animal Husbandry – The Cattle Line from the Neolithic to Present’, in, Hüsken, Thomas, Alexander Solyga, Dida Badi (eds.) The Multiplicity of Orders and Practices: A Tribute to Georg Klute. München, Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, xxx-xxx.
2017 ‘Awad el Djouh: A Story of Slave Trade in the Mid Twentieth Century’, in, Peša, Iva & Jan-Bart Gewald (eds.) Magnifying Perspectives: Contributions to History: A Festschrift for Robert Ross. Leiden: African Studies Centre, 149-165.
2015 -, Eric Hahonou, 'Introduction: Exploring Post-Slavery in Contemporary Africa', International Journal of African Historical Studies 48-2, 181-192.
2014 'A Rough Guide to Politics in Northern Mali', in Jean-Christophe Hoste and Julie Godin (eds.), Time for a New Approach on Terror in Africa? Gent: Academia Press, 11-15.
2013 —, G. Klute, 'Tuareg Separatism in Mali', International Journal: Canada's Journal of Global Policy Analysis 68-4, 1-11.
2013 Georg Klute, —, 'Separatistische Bestrebungen der Tuareg in Mali', in Martin Hofbauer and Philipp Münch (eds.), Wegweiser zur Geschichte: Mali. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 123-137.
2013 'Northern Mali: A long and complicated conflict', ZiF Mitteillungen 3, 21-26.
2011 'Keita, Modibo', in, Akyeampong, E., H. Gates (eds.) Dictionary of African Biography, vol. 3, 1st edition (Oxford University Press), 325-27.2011       'Keita, Modibo', Akyeampnong, E., H. Gates (eds.) Dictionary of African Biography, vol. 3, 1st edition (Oxford University Press), 325-27.
2009 'Mali,' Sagar, D. (ed.), Political Parties of the World, 7th edition (John Harper), 380-82.
2009 'Mauritania,' Sagar, D. (ed.), Political Parties of the World, 7th edition (John Harper), 385-87.
2009 'Niger', in, Sagar, D. (ed.), Political Parties of the World, 7th edition (John Harper), 434-36.
2007 E. Bähre, – (eds.), ‘The Drama of Development: The Skirmishes Behind High Modernist Schemes in Africa’, African Studies 66-1, 1-8.
2006 –, P. Schrijver, ‘De oorlog tegen terreur’, Zemzem – Tijdschrift over het Midden-Oosten, Noord Afrika, en islam 2-3, 55-61.
2005 'Mali,' Szajkowski, B. (ed.), Political Parties of the World, 6th edition (John Harper), 402-04. B2
2005 'Niger', in, Szajkowski, B. (ed.), Political Parties of the World, 6th edition (John Harper), 446- 47.
2004 'Mali', in, Szajkowski, B. (ed.), Revolutionary and Dissident Movements of the World, 6th edition (John Harper), 312-13.
2004 'Niger', in, Szajkowski, B. (ed.), Revolutionary and Dissident Movements of the World (John Harper), 358-59.
2003 –, Gregory Mann, ' Writing histories of an African post-colony, Modibo Keita’s Mali, 1960- 1968', Mande Studies 5, 1-8.
2002 'Fieldwork ain't always fun - Public and hidden discourse on fieldwork', History in Africa - A Journal of Method 29, 273-282.
1999 'Het conflict tussen de Toeareg en de staat in Mali', Midden-Oosten Tijdschrift Soera, 7-3/4. A3 1996        'L'arbre du Tenere', De Baobab, tijdschrift van Afrika-Stichting De Baobab, 12-1.
1996 'Origins and causes of the conflict between state and Tuareg-society in Mali', Saharan Studies Association - Newsletter, 4-2.
1996 'Teshumara: waar werkloze jongeren toe in staat zijn', De Baobab, tijdschrift van Afrika- Stichting De Baobab, 12-2.


Book Reviews


Vaughan, C. Darfur: Colonial Violence, Sultanic Legacies and Local Politics, 1916 – 1956 (Oxford: James Currey); in Africa, 88-2.

2016 Double review of Mann, G. From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) & Rossi, B. From Slavery to Aid (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press); in Neue Politische Literatur 2016, 61-2.
2012 Hall, B., A History of Race in Muslim West Africa (1600-1960) (Cambridge: CAmbridge University Press);in Islamic Africa 2012, 3-2.
2012 Pelckmans, L. Travelling hirarchies: Roads in and out of slave status in a Central Malian Fulbe network (Leiden: African Studies Centre, 2011); in NVAS Newsletter 2012, 2.
2011 Grémont, Ch. Les Touaregs Iwellemmedan (1647-1896) (Karthala, 2010); in Politique africaine, 121.
2011 Olivier de Sardan, J-P, and M Tidjani Alou (eds.), Les pouvoirs locaux au Niger. Tome 1: À la veille de la décentralisation (CODESRIA Karthala 2009); in Africa.
2010 Lydon, G. On Trans-Saharan Trails: Islamic Law, Trade Networks, and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Western Africa (Cambridge University Press 2009); in The Journal of African History, 51-1.
2008 Soares, B. (ed.), Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa (Brill 2006); in The Journal of African History, 49-2.

Hunwick, J., Troutt Pouwels, E., The African Diaspora in the Mediterranean Lands of Islam

(Princeton 2002); in Midden-Oosten Tijdschrift Soera, XI-1.

2001 Levtzion, N., J. Pouwels (eds.), The History of Islam in Africa (Athens 2001); in Midden- Oosten Tijdschrift Soera, IX-2.

Ike Udogu, E. (ed)., The Issue of Political Ethnicity in Africa (Ashgate 2001); in The Global Review of Ethnopolitics I-1.


Academic Blogs and op eds

2013, June 12

Hot Spot Mali: Serval in the Sahara.

2013, May 14 "Mali: Which way forward?", African Argument.
2013, January 26 "De vage grenzen van de oorlog in Mali", De Standaard
2012, July 11 "Salafisten wilden einde aan vakanties in Timboektoe", NRC Handelsblad
2012, July 7 "Timboektoe is meer dan verwoest erfgoed", De Standaard
2012, April 5

"Mali – How bad can it get?", African Arguments

2012, April 5

"Northern Mali – The things we assume", E-International Relations

2012, March 30

"Mali – The Hot Season is Coming", African Argument.

2012, Feb. 28

"The Tuareg: Between Armed Uprising And Drought", African Arguments.

2011, October 31

"Global Insider: Tuareg Rebel Groups", World Politics Review.


Editorial Work

2015 Eric Hahonou, -, Guest Editors, Post-Slavery in African Societies, International Journal of African Historical Studies 48-2.
2011 Editor H-West Africa (Part of H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online)
2007 Erik Bähre, —, Guest Editors, The Drama of African Development: The state, conflict, and modernization in the 20th century, African Studies 66-1.
2003 –, Gregory Mann, Guest Editors, Modibo Keita’s Mali: 1960-1968, Mande Studies 5.