I am a Research Fellow at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in the Religion, Morality and Boko in West Africa project. I was previously a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida, and a Part-Time Professor at the University of Ottawa. I completed my Ph.D. in History at the Université Laval (Canada) with distinction in 2018.
My research is comparative and explores the history of Islam and Muslim societies in Francophone West Africa from the 1950s to the present. I have conducted extensive fieldwork and archival research in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Benin, and Togo, focusing on Islamic activism among youth and women, their appropriation of (new) media, and Muslim politics. Working within the digital humanities, I am also developing an open-access digital database now containing more than 2900 documents and 225 bibliographical references related to Islam in Burkina Faso.
I am the author of the book La construction d’une sphère publique musulmane en Afrique de l’Ouest (Presses de l’Université Laval/Hermann, 2016). I co-edited two special journal issues: “Muslim Minorities in Africa, Part 1 & Part 2” (Islamic Africa, 2021-2022) and “Les acteurs religieux africains à l’ère du numérique” (Émulations, 2017). My research has also been published in eleven peer-reviewed journals and four edited collections.