Baba Jallow

Baba Jallow

Position Title
Alumni - D.E. in African Studies


Assistant Professor of History La Salle University. Executive Secretary of Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Committee.  He is also faculty advisor for the La Salle University Student Historical Society. A historian of Africa, he specializes in the colonial and postcolonial history of West Africa and Ghana. His research interests include the colonial encounter and state formation in Africa, media and cultural censorship in Africa, African leadership, the Second Vatican Council, and Catholics and social justice in Africa.

His publications include The Catholic Voice in Ghana: Speaking the Spirit of Vatican II (Sub-Saharan Publishers, 2015); Leadership in Colonial Africa: Disruption of Traditional Frameworks and Patterns (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); Leadership in Postcolonial Africa: Trends Transformed by Independence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); and Rambler’s Chats: Ghanaian, African and Global Histories through the Eyes of a Nkrumahist columnist (African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012). He has published articles and book reviews in the Journal of Religion and Society, Stichproben: the Vienna Journal of African Studies, the Journal of Asian and African Studies, the Journal of Critical Southern Studies, and Intervention

Ph.D. (2011) in History, University of California, Davis.

M.A. (2005) in Liberal Studies, Rutgers University.