Faculty News

Professor Ousseina Alidou Wins 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award of the Africa-America Institute

Ousseina Alidou, Associate Professor in the Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures, and Director of the Center for African Studies at Rutgers, was the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award of the Africa-America Institute, a US-based organization dedicated to the promotion of capacity building in Africa through higher education and training. The award was presented to Alidou on December 10, 2010 at the Institute’s Twenty-Sxth Annual Awards Gala in New York City in recognition of her scholarly accomplishments and her work in helping “to shape the material and intellectual lives and perspectives of young people – especially women – from all walks of life, across the United States, in African countries, and in other parts of the world.”