BIGSAS Honorary Doctorate Award Ceremony for
Dr. Fatou Sow
On 18 May the University of Bayreuth will festively honour Dr. Fatou Sow with the BIGSAS Honorary Doctorate. With this award, the Senegalese sociologist Dr. Fatou Sow – based at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris – is recognised for her unwavering commitment to the cause of women and her outstanding scholarly achievements in feminist topics on the African continent. Sow is a veritable pioneer of gender studies and African feminism, who has worked at the forefront of women’s rights in West Africa and beyond for more than half a century.