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Fallou Ngom, a CAS professor of anthropology and director of the African Studies Center at BU’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, was awarded the prestigious Melville J. Herskovits Prize for the most important scholarly work in African Studies for his book Muslims beyond the Arab World: The Odyssey of Ajami and the Muridiyya (Oxford University Press, 2016).

The African Studies Association (ASA) awards this annual prize to the author of the most important scholarly work published in English during the preceding year. Read more