Souleymane Bachir Diagne is Professor of Philosophy and French Studies at Columbia University. He received his academic training in France, at the École Normale Supérieure (agrégation in Philosophy) and the Sorbonne (Doctorat d’État in philosophy). He previously taught at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, and at Northwestern University. His field of research includes the history of logic, history of philosophy, Islamic philosophy, African philosophy and literature. His books include African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson, and the Idea of Negritude; The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa; Open to Reason: Muslim Philosophers in Conversation with Western Tradition; and In Search of Africas. He has been awarded the Dagnan-Bouveret prize by the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences and the Edouard Glissant Prize.