Graduate of the London School of Economics (LSE), 2005 and awarded a PhD in History by Princeton University (New Jersey, United States) in 2013 for a thesis on the decolonisation of Sudan, Alden Young is an assistant professor in African History at Drexel University (Philadelphia, United States) and director of the “Africana Studies” programme.
The institutional arrangements for African Studies in the United States are very diverse. This is explained in large part by the racial dynamic specific to each US campus, as well as to the teaching staff and students.The opinion of America, the leading world power, of Africa, an emerging continent with rich but varied geopolitical prospects, is never anodyne. Such a perception enables an understanding of how America locates the dark continent within the great advances of the world,...
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