Ahmad Sikainga (B.A. and M.A. from Khartoum University (Sudan); Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara) is Professor of History at The Ohio State University.
He is a specialist in African and economic social history, with a focus on slavery, emancipation, labor, and urban history. The geographical focus of his research is Sudan, the Nile Valley, and North Africa. His publications include:
In 1991-92, Professor Sikainga was a Mellon Fellow at Harvard University and in 1996-97 he was a Fulbright Scholar in Morocco. His current research examines the role of slavery, ethnicity, and identity in the development of popular culture in contemporary Sudan. He is also working on a research project that deals with the Islamic legal system and slavery in Morocco in the 19th century. He spent 2007-08 conducting research in Sudan.