About

I am a Research Fellow at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), working on the project Religion, Morality and Boko in West Africa. Previously, I was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida, and a Part-Time Professor at the University of Ottawa. I completed my Ph.D. in History at the Université Laval (Canada) with distinction in 2018.

My research is comparative and examines the history of Islam and Muslim societies in francophone West Africa from the 1950s to the present. I have conducted extensive fieldwork and archival research in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Benin, and Togo, focusing on Islamic activism among youth and women, their appropriation of (new) media, and Muslim politics. As part of my work in digital humanities, I have also developed an open-access digital database that now contains more than 2900 documents and 275 bibliographical references related to Islam in Burkina Faso.

I am the author of the book La construction d’une sphère publique musulmane en Afrique de l’Ouest (Presses de l’Université Laval/Hermann, 2016). I co-edited a volume (Religiosity on University Campuses in Africa: Trends and Experiences, 2023) and two special journal issues: “Muslim Minorities in Africa, Part 1 & Part 2” (Islamic Africa, 2021-2022) and “​Les acteurs religieux africains à l’ère du numérique” (Émulations, 2017). My research has also been published in eleven peer-reviewed journals and five edited collections.

Education

2018 Ph.D. Université Laval (Canada), Department of History

2013 M.A. Université Laval, Department of History

Work Shared in CORE

Articles
Book chapters
Reports

Other Publications

Books

2023. Sounaye, A. and F. Madore (eds.), Religiosity on University Campuses in Africa: Trends and Experiences. Berlin: LIT Verlag.

2016. La construction d’une sphère publique musulmane en Afrique de l’Ouest. Québec/Paris: Presses de l’Université Laval/Hermann.

Guest Edited Journal

2021-2022. Madore F. and D. Schulz, eds. “Muslim Minorities in Africa, Part 1 & Part 2.” Islamic Africa 12 (2) / 13 (1).

2017. Millet-Mouity P. and F. Madore, eds. “Les acteurs religieux africains à l’ère du numérique.” Émulations 24. https://doi.org/10.14428/emulations.024.

Journal Articles

2022. “A Beninese Imam’s Controversial 2019 Election Campaign: Muslim Leadership and Political Engagement in a Minority Context.” Islamic Africa 13 (1): 1–26. https://doi.org/10.1163/21540993-01202004.

2021. “La Collection Islam Burkina Faso: promesses et défis des humanités numériques.” Revue d’Histoire Contemporaine de l’Afrique. https://doi.org/10.51185/journals/rhca.2021.e610.

2021. “‘Good Muslim, bad Muslim’ in Togo: religious minority identity construction amid a sociopolitical crisis (2017–2018).” The Journal of Modern African Studies 59 (2): 197-217. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022278X21000094.

2020. “Muslim Feminist, Media Sensation, and Religious Entrepreneur: Aminata Kane Koné as a Figure of Success in Côte d’Ivoire.” Africa Today 67 (2-3): 17–38. https://doi.org/10.2979/africatoday.67.2-3.02.

2020. ​“Francophone Muslim intellectuals, Islamic associational life and religious authority in Burkina Faso.” Africa 90 (3): 625-46. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0001972020000108.

2018. Madore F. and Y. Traoré. “L’organisation du hadj en Côte d’Ivoire: entre facteur de cohésion et source de rivalités au sein de la communauté musulmane (1993-2010).” Cahiers d’études africaines 229: 179–208. https://doi.org/10.4000/etudesafricaines.21880.

2017. Millet-Mouity, P. and F. Madore. “Pour de nouvelles études sur les acteurs religieux africains à l’ère du numérique.” Émulations 24: 11–22. https://doi.org/10.14428/emulations.024.001.

2017. Hackett, R.I.J., F. Madore and P. Millet-Mouity. “Interview with Rosalind I. J. Hackett on Religion and Digital Media Trends in Africa.” Émulations 24: 125–33. https://doi.org/10.14428/emulations.024.008.

2016. “The New Vitality of Salafism in Côte d’Ivoire: Toward a Radicalization of Ivoirian Islam?” Journal of Religion in Africa 46 (4): 417–52. https://doi.org/10.1163/15700666-12340090.

2016. “L’islam ivoirien et burkinabé à l’ère du numérique 2.0.” Journal des anthropologues 146–147: 151–78. https://doi.org/10.4000/jda.6525.

2016. “Islam, médias, mise en place du Sénat et article 37 de la Constitution: changement de paradigme au Burkina Faso (1991-2014)?” Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines 50 (1): 7–27. https://doi.org/10.1080/00083968.2015.1101008.

2016. Madore F. and M. Gomez-Perez. “Muslim Women in Burkina Faso since the 1970s: Toward Recognition as Figures of Religious Authority?” Islamic Africa 7 (2): 185–209. https://doi.org/10.1163/21540993-00702001.

2013. Gomez-Perez M. and F. Madore. “Prêcheurs(ses) musulman(e)s et stratégies de communication au Burkina Faso depuis 1990. Des processus différentiés de conversion interne.” Théologiques 21 (2): 121–57. https://doi.org/10.7202/1028465ar.

Book Chapters

2023. Sounaye A. and F. Madore. “Introduction: Religiosity on University Campuses in Africa,” In Religiosity on University Campuses in Africa: Trends and Experiences, edited by A. Sounaye and F. Madore, 3–21. Berlin: LIT Verlag.

2023. “Exister en contexte autoritaire : les associations étudiantes chrétiennes et islamiques à l’Université de Lomé sous Gnassingbé Eyadéma, 1970–2005.” In Religiosity on University Campuses in Africa: Trends and Experiences, edited by A. Sounaye and F. Madore, 51–83. Berlin: LIT Verlag.

2023. Madore, F. and I. Binaté. “Islam on University Campuses in Côte d’Ivoire since the 1970s: Muslim Intellectuals and Francophone Salafism.” In Religiosity on University Campuses in Africa: Trends and Experiences, edited by A. Sounaye and F. Madore, 273–307. Berlin: LIT Verlag.

2021. Madore F. and A.-A. Brassard. “Du plan au brouillon: l’essentiel pour structurer ses idées et éviter le syndrome de la page blanche.” In Guide décolonisé et pluriversel de formation à la recherche en sciences sociales et humaines, edited by F. Piron and É. Arsenault. Québec: Éditions science et bien commun.

2020. “Imams, Islamic Preachers, and Public Space in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) since the 1990s: Toward New Intergenerational Relationships and a Muslim Public Sphere.” In Perspectives on the Religious Landscape in Africa, edited by L.J. Acquah and T. Falola, 183–213. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

2019. Madore, F. and L. Audet Gosselin. “Le religieux sur Internet et dans les NTIC au Burkina Faso.” In Rencontres religieuses et dynamiques sociales au Burkina Faso, edited by A. Degorce, L.O. Kibora and K. Langewiesche, 269–96. Dakar: Amalion.

2016. Couillard K., F. Madore and M. Gomez-Perez. “Leaders of National and Transnational Muslim NGOs in Burkina Faso: Diverse Forms and Experiences of Islamic Civic Engagement.” In Faith and Charity: Religion and Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa, edited by M.N. LeBlanc and L. Audet Gosselin, 105–23. London: Pluto Press.

Report

2022. “Lutte contre le terrorisme et sécuritisation du salafisme au Bénin et au Togo: instrumentalisations diverses d’une “‘menace étrangère’”, Bulletin FrancoPaix 7 (8): 2-7. https://dandurand.uqam.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/2022-10-Bulletin.pdf.

Encyclopedia Entry

2014. Madore F. and M. Gomez-Perez. “Communauté Musulmane du Burkina Faso.” The Encyclopaedia of Islam, Three, 66–67. Leiden: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_com_27698.

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