Kani Diop, Ph.D.

Kani Diop

Dr. Kani Diop works in the College of Health and Human Sciences as teaching faculty. She was born and raised in Senegal (West Africa) but her desire for education conflicted with the restrictive and patriarchal culture there. She eventually emigrated to New Jersey in 1993 for better educational opportunities. There, she earned her bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. from Montclair State University where she studied Family and Child Studies (BA, MA) and Family Sciences and Human Development (Ph.D.) She came to FSU in August 2019.

Diop researches and advocates for solutions regarding traditional African practices that are harmful to women and girls. For example, she has worked with international organizations that are dedicated to ending the practice of Female Genital Mutilation. She has presented her research on FGM as well as polygamy in Africa at several conferences for the National Council on Family Relations. She also has co-authored articles on the topic of polygamy and explores men's roles in these practices.

Through her work and academic career, Kani Diop has received multiple honors and awards. Most recently, she earned the Impact Leader Award from The National Society of Leadership and Success. We congratulate her on this achievement and look forward to what she will accomplish next!

To learn more about where I got my information on Kani Diop, visit: https://www.ncfr.org/ncfr-report/past-issues/winter-2014/snp-spotlight-academic-and-life-journey-mame-kani-diop and