Omar Gueye

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme
Stay in France: from September 1st to September 30th, 2019

Omar Gueye is professor of history at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar. After a PhD in Modern and Contemporary History at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, he obtained an MBA in Heritage Management from Senghor University in Alexandria and a PhD in Social History from the University of Amsterdam. Omar Gueye is Associate Research Director at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Paris, former Fellow at Harvard-WCFIA, Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (EUI), resident of the Institute of Advanced Studies of Paris (IEA) and Fulbright at the University of Michigan. A specialist in social history, he devoted most of his work to the issue of post-war work and the relationship between trade unionism and politics.

The project 

Title: Senghor and the world of work, political itinerary

Keywords: Africa, Senegal, trade unionism, social movements, student movements, political histoiry, global History

Selected publications

  • Mai 1968 au Sénégal, Senghor face aux étudiants et au mouvement syndical, Paris, Karthala, 2017, 346 p.
  • Sanokho ou le métier du rire, Paris, Editions L’Harmattan, 2013, 152 p.
  • Sénégal : Histoire du mouvement syndical, la marche vers le Code du Travail, Paris, Editions L’Harmattan, 2012, 388 p.
  • “African History and Global History: Revisiting Paradigms”, in Sven Beckert and Dominic Sachsenmaier (eds), Global History, Globally: Research and Practice around the World, London, Bloomsbury, 2018, pp. 83-107.
  • “Le ‘berceau’ universitaire dakarois. Entre permanences et ruptures”, in Traverse, Accueillir l’étudiant-e étranger-ère, 2018/1, pp.97-107.
  • “May ’68 in Africa, Dakar in the worldwide social movement”, in Chen Jian, Martin Klimke, Masha Kirasirova, Mary Nolan, Marilyn Young and Joanna Waley-Cohen (eds), The routledge handbook of the global sixties, Between Protest and Nation-Building, London and New York, Routledge, 2018, pp. 344-355.
  • “Relire Mai 1968 au Sénégal”, in Babacar Fall, Ineke Rheinberger & Andreas Eckert (eds), Travail et culture dans un monde globalisé, Paris, Karthala, 2014, pp. 291-308.
  • “Social reforms in the inter-war period, the “revolution” of the Popular Front in French Africa”, in Schulz-Forberg, Hagen (ed.) ‘Zero Hours’ – Conceptual Insecurities and New Beginnings in the Interwar Period from a Global Perspective, Peter Lang editions, Multiple Europes, Vol.53, 2013, pp.97-107.
  • “The Inspection du Travail and the resolution of work conflicts in French West Africa (AOF)”, in Rethinking Work: Global Historical and Sociological Perspectives Publishers, Delhi, Tulika Books, 2011, pp. 170-182.
  • “Mai 1968, la révolte de l’université sénégalaise”, in Revue diplomatique française, Société d’histoire générale et d’histoire diplomatique, numéro 1, Éditions A. Pedone, 2019, pp. 86-101.
  • “Alcool et Société : entre vertu, vice et tabou”, in Cahiers Histoire & Civilisations- Revue Thématique et interdisciplinaire, Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Média Centre de Dakar, janvier 2007.
  • “Léopold Sédar Senghor et le mouvement syndical”, in Cahier Senghor, numéro 2, Chaire Senghor de la Francophonie, Université du Québec en Outaouais, 2011, pp. 1-27.
  • “Léopold Sédar Senghor, un Universel Fondamental” in Ethiopiques, Centième anniversaire de Léopold Sédar Senghor, Cent ans de littérature, de pensée africaine et de réflexion sur les arts africains. Dakar, Revue Négro-africaine de Littérature et de Philosophie n°76, 1er semestre 2006.