Distinguished Visiting Professor: Souleymane Bachir Diagne

The Graduate Center for Literary Research is thrilled to announce the visit of Souleymane Bachir Diagne as our 2018-2019 Distinguished Visiting Professor. Souleymane Bachir Diagne is Professor in the Department of French and Romance Philology and the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University. His areas of research include history of logic and mathematics, French philosophy, Islamic philosophy and Sufism, and African philosophy and literature. His publications include Islam and the Open Society: Fidelity and Movement in the Philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal (2010), African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson, and the Idea of Negritude (2011), The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa (2016), and Open to Reason: Muslim Philosophers in Conversation with the Western Tradition (2018). More details about Professor Diagne's visit in January 2019 are available here.