Hamidou Dia

Born 10 July 1974.

Senegalese and French.

Sociologist, FASTEF (Faculty of Education and training sciences), University of Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), Dakar, and Research Institute for Development (IRD, France).

Education and degrees completed

1998

Higher Journalism diploma (CESTI, Université Chiekh Anta diop de Dakar)

2005

MA in Social Sciences, Université Paris Descartes

2009

PhD in Sociology, Université Paris Descartes

 

Current position

2017–2019

Posted in Dakar, Senegal, FASTEF (Faculty of Education and training sciences), University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD)

 

Previous work experience

2014–2016

Posted in CEPED, Paris

 

Member of the Social Sciences Scientific commission of IRD since 2016

 

Member of the Editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal Cahiers d’études africaines.

2012–2014

Posted in Dakar, FASTEF (Faculty of Education and training sciences), University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD)

2010–2011

Recruited at IRD; posted at UMR 151 LPED (Laboratory Population, Environment, Development)

2005–2009

Doctoral student at Université Paris Descartes

 

Personal research funding and grants

2015–2018

ESSA (Secondary Schooling in Africa: A Comparative Study of Educational Policies and Gap Inequalities in Five Countries: Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Uganda, Senegal, Tanzania), conducted by CEPED (Paris), ISSP (Ouagadougou), FASTEF, UCAD (Dakar) and financed by the COMUE Université Sorbonne Paris Cité.

2014–2015

Associate coordinator of ORLECOL (Children outside or at the margins of the traditional school system in Senegal). CEPED/LPED/FASTEF partnership, UNICEF funding.

2012–2014

Head of the project OFIIS (Offre institutionnelle et inégalités dans le système scolaire sénégalais). Partenariat CEPED/FASTEF de l’UCAD, funded by the IRD (French Research Instiute for development).

                

Leadership and supervision experience

President of ARES (Association for research on education and knowledge) since 2014.

 
 

Supervisor and co-supervisor of 5 post-graduate students since 2012.

Member of board of examiners of 4 thesis since 2014.

 

Teaching experience

2018 : Public policies and education in Africa, FASTEF (Faculty of Education and training sciences), University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD)

2018 :  States, Schools and society in contemporary Africa, Beijing Foreign Studies University (Beijing, China).

2017 : Anthropology of democratization and decentralization in Africa (University of Paris Descartes).

2016 : Anthropology of democratization and decentralization in Africa (University of Paris Descartes).

 

Experience of organising scientific meetings

2018, Co-organisation of the international symposium dedicated to : “New educational dynamics in West Africa”, University of Assane Seck, Ziguinchor, Senegal, 7-8-9 November.

2017 Co-organisation of a national seminar on “Arab-Islamic Education in Africa, (Faculty of Education and training sciences), University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD, 11 October.)

2013, Co-organiser of the scientific panel : “Inequalities and multi-level governance in education public policies in Africa”, 5th European Conference on African Studies, Lisbon, 29 june.

Patents, inventions, awards and honours

2004 : 2nd Price of the French Obervatory of Student Life for my MA Master thesis.

 Memberships and positions of trust in scientific societies

President of ARES (Association for research on education and knowledge) since 2014.

Referee for the journals Autrepart, Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales,  Boletin de anthropologia, Cahiers de la recherche sur l’éducation et les savoirs, echo-géo, Journal of ethnic and migration studies, Revue européenne des migrations internationales, Hommes et migrations, Revue tiers monde, Revue d’antropologie des connaissances, Lectures anthropologiques.

Main  Recent Publications

Dia, H., Ngwe, L., 2018, «The movement of African Teachers and Researchers  : controversies, practices and policies », Revue d’anthropologie des connaissances (forthcoming, december).

Dia, H., 2018, « Dynamiques de construction de l’école dans un contexte liberal. Esquisse d’un art sénégalais des compromis provisoires », in Grégoire, E., Kobiané, J.F., Lange, M-F (ed), L’État réhabilité en Afrique. Réinventer les politiques publiques à l’ère néo-libérale, pp. 47-63.

Dia, H.,  Hugon, C., d’Aiglierre, R., 2017-1, « Reform States and Arab-Islamic Education in Africa : Heading towards a historic compromise? Introduction », Afrique contemporaine,2017, n° 257 (1), p. 11-23.

Dia, H.,  Hugon, C., d’Aiglierre, R., 2017-2, « Senegalese Qura’anic School Systems », Afrique contemporaine,2017, n° 257 (1), p. 106-110

Dia, H., « Pratiques de scolarisation de jeunes Français au Sénégal. La construction de l’excellence par le pays des « ancêtres », Cahiers d’études africaines, LVI (1-2), 221-222, pp. 199-218.

Dia, H., 2015-1, « Les diplômés en langue arabe au sein de l’élite sénégalaise : du symbolique à l’académique », Cahiers de la recherche sur l’éducation et les savoirs, n°14, pp. 187-206

 

Dia H., 2014, « Figures étudiantes sénégalaises à l’étranger : de la recherche de l’excellence transnationale au retour contraint dans la communauté », Hommes et migrations, No 1307, pp. 95–103.

Dia H., 2014, « L’Afrique qualifiée dans la mondialisation », Hommes et Migrations, n°1307, 209 p.