University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Anthropology

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Mahir Saul

Professor of Anthropology
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Professor of Center for African Studies
ANTHROPOLOGY; Affiliated Faculty of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Center for Global Studies
Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
European Union Center

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Publications

Books

  • West African Challenge to Empire: Culture and History in the Volta-Bani Anticolonial War . Athens: Ohio University Press, 2001.

Book Contributions

  • Saul, Mahir. "Geçmişten Bugüne Siyah Afrika’dan Türkiye’ye Göçler: Kölelikten Küresel Girişimciliğe [Past and Present Sub-Saharan African Migrations to Turkey: From Slavery to Global Entrepreneurship]." Türkiye'nin Göç Tarihi: 14. Yüzyıldan 21. Yüzyıla Türkiye'ye Göçler [Migration History of Turkey: 14th to 21st Centuries]. Ed. Ayhan Kaya. Istanbul: Bilgi University Press, 2015. 75-117.
  • Saul, Mahir. "What’s In a Name? Ladino, Espanyol, Djudyo, Judeoespañol, Sefardi." Judeo-Spanish in the Time of Clamoring Nationalisms. Ed. Mahir Saul. Istanbul: Libra Books, 2013. 179-253.
  • "Les foyers Zara de Sia et de Tunuma à la fin du dix‐neuvième siècle." La ville de Bobo-Dioulasso au Burkina Faso: Urbanité et appartenances en Afrique de l’ouest. Ed. Katja Werthmann. Paris: Karthala, 2013. 43-67.
  • "Africa South of the Sahara." A Handbook of Economic Anthropology, Second Edition. London: Edward Elgar, 2012. 512-528.
  • "Le roi et la multiplication des pouvoirs." La terre et le pouvoir. À la mémoire de Michel Izard. Ed. Dominique Casajus and Fabio Viti. Paris: Editions Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2012. 163-179.
  • "Les mages magnats de lʼaprès-ajustement structurel." Révoltes et oppositions dans un régime semi-autoritaire. Le cas du Burkina Faso. Ed. Mathieu Hilgers and Jacinthe Mazzocchetti. Paris: Karthala, 2010. 107-116.
  • "Art, Commerce and Politics in Francophone African Cinema." Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-first Century: Art Films and the Nollywood Video Revolution. Ed. M. Saul and R. Austen. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2010. 133-159.
  • "Koranic Schools and Child Labor in West Africa." The World of Child Labor: An Historical and Regional Survey. 2009.
  • "History as Cultural Redemption in Gaston Kaboré’s Precolonial-era Films." Black and White in Colour: African History on Screen. Ed. Vivan Bickford-Smith. Cape Town: Double Storey Books, 2006. 11-27, 324-326.

Edited Books

  • Saul, Mahir. Judeo-Spanish in the Time of Clamoring Nationalisms. Istanbul: Libra Books, 2013.
  • Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-first Century: Art Films and the Nollywood Video Revolution. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2010.

Journal Articles

  • Saul, Mahir. "A Different Kargo: Sub-Saharan Migrants in Istanbul and African Commerce." Urban Anthropology 43.1,2,3 (2014): 143-214.
  • Saul, Mahir, and Michaela Pelican. "Global African Entrepereneurs: A New Research Perspective on Contemporary African Migration." Urban anthropology (UAS) 43.1,2,3 (2014): 1-16.
  • "Sahra Altı Afrika Ülkelerinden Türkiye’ye İş Göçü (Work Migration from Sub-Saharan Africa to Turkey)." SBF Dergisi 68.1 (2013): 83-121.
  • Hualde, José I., and Mahir Saul. "Istanbul Judeo-Spanish." Journal of the International Phonetic Association 41.1 (2011): 89-110.
  • "Méthodes en histoire orale. Genèse de l’autorité politique moogo." L'Homme (2007): 215-232.
  • "Islam and West African Anthropology." Africa Today 53.1 (2006): 2-33.
  • "Le fanga comme savoir et destinée: Signification sociale de la réussite personnelle au Soudan occidental." L'Homme (2006): 63-90.
  • "Money in colonial transition: Cowries and francs in West Africa." American Anthropologist 106.1 (2004): 71-84.
  • "The War Houses of the Watara in West Africa." International Journal of African Historical Studies 31.3 (1998): 537-570.

Encyclopedia Entries

  • "Claude Meillassoux." Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. Vol. 2, pp. 546-548th ed. Sage, 2013.
  • "Idrissa Ouédraogo." Dictionary of African Biography. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • "Paul Bohannan." Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. Vol. 1, pp. 86-89th ed. Sage , 2013.
  • "Gaston Kaboré." Dictionary of African Biography, ed. by Henry Louis Gates and Emmanuel K. Akyeampong. Oxford University Press, 2012.