Mbaye Lo

Mbaye Bashir Lo is Assistant Professor of the Practice of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. Dr. Lo’s research interests include the sociology of Islam, Arabic language and literature in Africa, and theories of civil society. He has served for six years as faculty director for the DukeEngage Egypt, a student civicengagement program in Cairo. He is also the co-director of Duke-In -heArab World academic program. His books include Muslims in America: race, politics and community building, civil society-based governance in Africa: theories and practices, and Understanding Muslim Discourse: language, tradition and the message of Bin Laden. He has recently published an article in the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, “Challenging Authority in Cyberspace: Evaluating al Jazeera Arabic Writers.”

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