Cote d'Ivoire
History - Fulbright-Hays Research Award

Jeanne Maddox Toungara teaches courses on contemporary Africa, the African Diaspora and Women in Africa. Her research focuses on Côte d’Ivoire and Francophone Africa. She is the recipient of several study and research awards (Fulbright Hays, NEH, West African Research Association, etc.) and training grants, including a US Institute for Peace grant for African women in the gender studies, conflict management, and peace building, and the UNCF grant for minority sophomore students in International Public Policy.  She has lectured for the State Department Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, served as a Public Member on Foreign Service promotions panels, and is a frequent visiting lecturer at the Foreign Service Institute.

More recently, Dr. Toungara served on the Democratization, Human Rights and Governance team contracted by the US Agency for International Development to prepare the 2015 five-year assessment report on Côte d’Ivoire. As a former Assistant Provost for International Programs, she established several partnerships between Howard University and institutions in South Africa, and participated in IIE-sponsored outreach programs to Brazil.  As a Fulbright Scholar Ambassador, she promotes faculty engagement abroad.  She is a Salzburg Global Seminar alumna, a Mellon Foundation Global Citizenship Program fellow, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She earned BA, MA, and PhD degrees in African Studies and History at the University of California at Los Angeles.