A professor at Columbia University in the departments of French and Philosophy, Souleymane Bachir Diagne holds an agrégation in Philosophy and a PhD from the Sorbonne in the same discipline. Professor Diagne is an alumnus of Ecole Normale Superieure. His areas of research and publication include History of Philosophy, History of Logic and Mathematics, Islamic Philosophy, African Philosophy and Francophone Literature.

His latest publications are Islam and the open society: fidelity and movement in Muhammad Iqbal’s thought, Dakar, Codesria, 2010; African art as philosophy. Senghor, Bergson, and the idea of Negritude, Seagull Books, 2011; Bergson postcolonial. L’élan vital dans la pensée de L.S. Senghor et de Mohamed Iqbal. Paris, CNRS Editions, 2011 ; Comment philosopher en Islam? Paris, Philippe Rey, 2013 ; L’encre des savants : réflexions sur la philosophie en Afrique, Paris, Présence africaine, 2013.