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Makhroufi Ousmane Traoré

History Department,

Wagner College,

One Campus Road Staten Island,

New York 10301,

USA Email:

Cell (USA): +1 971-404-1472


Ph.D. – University of Paris-Sorbonne-Paris IV, 2009

“Marge de manoeuvre, négociations et pouvoir de décision des souverains africains dans le système des relations internationales, transatlantiques et dans l’évolution du capitalisme moderne en Afrique de l’Ouest du 15e au 18e siècle” sous la direction du Professeur Lucien Bély.


  • Visiting Assistant Professor, 2012-20103, Wagner College
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, 2009-2010, Lewis & Clark College


  • Andre William Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2012, Lewis & Clark College


  • Member, French Colonial Historical Society, (FCHS)
  • Member, African Studies Association, (ASA)
  • Member, American Historical Association, (AHA)
  • Member, Mande Studies Association
  • Member, Senegalese Historical Association, (SHA)
  • Member, Gender and Ethnic Studies, Lewis & Clark College
  • Member, American Anthropological Association (AAA)


  • 32nd French Colonial Historical Society Conference (FCHS), Dakar, Senegal, 2006
  • 49th African Studies Association Congress, San Francisco (ASA), 2006
  • 50th African Studies Association Congress (ASA), New York, 2007
  • 7th International Conference on Mandé Studies, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008
  • Tales of Slavery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2009
  • 7th Annual Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, 2010
  • 53rd African Studies Association Congress (ASA), San Francisco, 2010
  • 37th French Colonial Historical Society Conference (FCHS), Toronto, Canada, 2011
  • 39th French Colonial Historical Society Conference (FCHS), New Orleans, 2012
  • 111th American Anthropological Association (AAA), San Francisco, Nov. 14th -18th 2012
  • 55th African Studies Association Congress (ASA), Philadelphia, Dec. 29th –Jan. 1st, 2012


  • 39th French Colonial Historical Society Conference (FCHS), Louisbourg, Canada, 2012
  • 13th African Studies Conference, Moscow, May 27-29, 2014


  • State Control and Regulation of Commerce on the Waterways and Coast of Senegambia, c. 1500- 1800 in, Navigating African Maritime History, Memorial University of Newfoundland Press, num. 46, December, 2009
  • Noble and Slave Views of the Past in Senegal's Futa Toro in, Bitter Legacy: African Slavery Past and Present, Martin Klein (ed.), Markus Wiener Princeton (Forthcoming, April 2012)

Works in Progress

  • Lat-Sukaabe Faal, Andre Brue, and NGoone Jeey, 1696-1701
  • Negotiations and Slave trade in Senegambia, 1696-1748
  • Women and Diplomacy in Kajoor-Baol (West Africa), Journal of African History
  • Mamadou Traoré: Diary of the Algerian Independence’s War, 1954-1962