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Cochrane, Laura


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Cochrane, Laura L. 2021. A New Daara: Integrating Qur'anic, Agricultural, and Trade Education in a Senegalese Community Setting. In Islamic Scholarship in Africa: New Directions and Global Contexts. Ousmane Oumar Kane, Ed. Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, U.K.: James Currey, 261-280. 

Cochrane, Laura L. 2021. Religious Networks and Small Businesses in Senegal. Economic Anthropology 8: 22-33. 

Cochrane, Laura L. 2020. Addressing Drought through Religious Community in Mbakke Kajoor, Senegal. Africa 90(2): 339-356. 

Cochrane, Laura L. 2020. "Transforming the Environment: Two Daaras Addressing Environmental Degradation". Murid Islamic Community in America Magazine, vol, 2, p. 21-23. 

2019. Adventure as Education: John W. Bennett and Anthropology in the Early Twentieth Century. Durham: Carolina Academic Press.

2017. "Collective and Community Work in Senegal: Resisting Colonial and Neoliberal Models of Economic Development." Oppression and Resistance: Structure, Agency, Transformation. Gil Richard Musolf, ed. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing, p. 117-135.

2017. Everyday Faith in Sufi Senegal. London, New York: Routledge Press.

2016. Rebuilding Agriculture and the Environment in Senegal. Anthropology Now 8(1).

2015. Bamba Merci: The Intersections of Political and Spiritual Graffiti in Senegal. African Identities: Journal of Economics, Culture and Society 14(1): 3-18.

2015. Addressing Global Economic Inequalities in Local Ways in Senegal's Artisanal Workshops. Economic Anthropology 2:250-263.

2013. Weaving through Islam in Senegal. Durham: Carolina University Press.

2013. Land Degradation, Faith-Based Organizations, and Sustainability in Senegal. CAFE: Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment 35(2):112-125.

2012. Religious motivations for local economic development in Senegal. Africa Today. 58(4).

2011. Exchange Without Brokers: Weaver-Client Relationships in Senegal. Textile Economies: Power and Value from the Local to the Transnational, ed. Walter E. Little and Patricia A. McAnany, 3-20.

2011. The Growth of Artistic Nationalism in Senegal. Nations and Nationalism: Journal of the Association of Ethnicity and Nationalism. 17(2): 377-395.

Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, August 2007

A.M., Washington University in St. Louis, May 2004

B.S., James Madison University, May 1998

Ongoing research in Senegal concerning religious beliefs, visual arts, and environmental and economic concerns. Within those broad ideas, exploration of everyday practices of Sufism, and religious motivations for community-scale economic development work.