Ph.D., York University, Canada
Teaching and Research Interests
Sub Saharan Africa
Mohammed Bashir Salau specializes in African and African diaspora history. He teaches the African history survey—“introduction to African history” and “the history of Africa since 1800.” He also teaches courses on Islam in Africa, and the history of slavery in Africa. His current research explores the history of slavery in nineteenth and early twentieth century West Africa, and specifically the use of slaves on plantations. He is also interested in investigating and highlighting the resources available for reconstructing the history of slavery in the Sokoto Caliphate, the largest state in West Africa in the nineteenth century.
Dr. Salau discusses his book, The West African Slave Plantation.
Office Hours: T/Th 9-11am or by appointment