Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

University of Mississippi

Mohammed Bashir Salau

Associate Professor

Office Hours:  Monday and Wednesday 8:00 am – 10:00 am or By Appointment

Bishop Hall 335
(662) 915-5751  |

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 is the author of The West African Slave Plantation (2011).

Interview with Dr. Bashir Salau from UM Media Documentary Projects on Vimeo.