Issouf Binaté

Issouf Binaté is a lecturer in the history department at Université Alassane Ouattara in Côte d’Ivoire. His research interests include Islamic education, the revival of Sufism, and Islamic NGOs, including organisations from Turkey and the Arab world in Côte d’Ivoire. He has had several grants and residential fellowships from the African Studies Centre, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, the Department of African Studies & Anthropology, University of Birmingham (England), the Leibniz–Zentrum für Moderner Orient (L-ZMO) in Berlin (Germany), and the Institut Français des Études Anatolennes (IFEA) in Istanbul (Turkey).

Currently, Issouf Binaté is a postdoctoral researcher for the Islam in Africa in Global Context project, which is funded through a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s Initiative on Religion in International Affairs at the University of Florida (USA). Since 2020, he has been a research associate at the Chair of Contemporary Islam in West Africa (ICAO) at Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM) and a fellow of the Pilot African Postgraduate Academy (PAPA) at Point Sud (Mali) and Goethe University in Frankfurt (Germany).

Recent publications:

2023, « Turkey and Côte d’Ivoire Encounter: Dynamics, Actors, and Practices in the Field of Islam », in Musa Ibrahim and Nadine Sieveking (eds.), Religious Diversity and Modes of Coexistence in Urban West Africa, MIASA Working Paper, n°1, pp. 29-38.
2023, « La transmission des savoirs islamiques au prisme du beïtu en Côte d’Ivoire »,
Archipélies, n°15. 
2023, « Les échanges entre la Turquie et la Côte d’Ivoire à l’ère du numérique : dynamiques, réseaux d’étudiants entrepreneurs et pratiques d’une mondialisation par le bas », Suds, n°287, pp.193-215. 
2023, « Dijital Çağda Türkiye ile Fildişi Sahili Arasındaki Mübadeleler : Tabandan Küreselleşmenin Ağları ve Ürünleri », in Mahir Saul   (ed), Küresel Çağda Afrika'dan Türkiye'ye Göç Ve Göç Teorileri : İşçiler, Patronlar, İşportacılar, Öğrenciler, Sporcular, Mülteciler, Istanbul, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, pp.105-125.
2023, « Islam and Digital Media in Côte d’Ivoire : Countermeasures and Reinvention of Religious Practices during Covid-19 », in Arndt S., Yacouba B., Lawanson T., Msindo E., Simatei P. (eds.), Covid-19 in Africa: Societal and Economic Implications, Johannesburg, Palgrave Macmillan, 173-196. 
2023, « Islam on University Campuses in Côte d’Ivoire since the 1970s: Muslim Intellectuals and Francophone Salafism », in Abdoulaye Sounaye and Frédérick Madore (eds.), Religiosity on University Campuses in Africa: Trends and Experiences, Münster, LiT Verlag, pp.273-307 (Written with Frédérick Madore).
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l’Université Alassane Ouattara
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