Felwine Sarr

Felwine Sarr is a Senegalese scholar and writter born the 11th of september 1972 in Niodior, in the Saloum islands. After studying Economics at the university of Orléans, he teaches at the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis from 2007 onwards. In 2009 he obtains the agregation in Economics. In 2010, he is awarded the prize Abdoulaye Fadiga for research in Economics. In 2011, he becomes dean of the Economics and Management faculty of the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis, and head of the new faculty of Civilizations,Religions, Arts and Communication (CRAC) of the same university and for which he is in charge of the implementation. His lectures and academic researches focus on economic policies, development economy, econometrics, epistemology and history of religious ideas. He is also a writer and has published to date Dahij (Gallimard 2009), 105 Rue Carnot (Mémoire d'Encrier 2011), Méditations Africaines (Mémoire d'Encrier 2012) and Afrotopia (Philippe Rey 2016) which is an essay wherein he appeals to a conceptual decolonization and a reappropriation of the metaphors of their future by the Africans". As a musician, he has published three musical pieces thus far : Civilisation ou Barbarie (2000), Les Mots du Récits (2005) and Bassai (2007).

With the writters Boubacar Boris Diop and Nafissatou Dia, he cofounded the publishing house known as Jimsaan. Since 2014, he is vice-president of the boards of directors at OSIWA (open society for West Africa). Felwine Sarr is also editor of the review Journal of African Transformation (CODESRIA-UNECA).

In october 2016, he puts together with Achille Mbembe the Ateliers de la Pensée (the workshops of the thought) which gathers thirty of Afro-diasporic scholars and artists in Dakar and Saint-Louis in order to think the contemporary world’s transformations.