Researcher in the Center for Studies on Non-European Countries PAS since 2005.
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Specialization and research interests:
Africanist, working on the notion of slavery in the Sub-Saharan Africa as well as the history and culture of the Hausa people.
Graduate of the Center (currently the Chair) of Languages and Culture of Africa in the Institute of Orientalist Studies UW. He is engaged in the exploration of the slavery and human trade issues, in both modern and historical aspects. He is studying relations between the notion and the social and religious structures, as well as the variety of the forms of slavery and the durability of the institutions connected with it.
He is also interested in history and culture of West Africa with the special focus of the civilization and literary heritage of the Hausa people.
In 2009 he took part in the ABORNE (African Borderlands Research Network) program, financed by the European Science Foundation.
He wrote the doctoral dissertation entitled “The image of Slavery in the Literature of Hausa and Travelers’ Accounts.”