President, Mouvement CitoyenSenegal
Penda Mbow is a historian, activist, Senegalese politician and the President of Mouvement Citoyen (Citizens´ Movement) which focuses on the intellectual and political leadership of young people. She is a Professor at Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar. She also served as the Minister of Culture of Senegal in 2001. In 1986 she obtained a doctorate in Medieval History at Université de Provence in France. Her academic research focuses on African intellectual history and Islamic gender studies.