Michigan State University, Fula Language Team Consultant
- Title Michigan State University, Fula Language Team Consultant
David Glovsky is a PhD candidate in African History at Michigan State University. His research focuses on Pulaar-speaking (Fulbe) communities in Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea. His research focuses on the connections between borders, citizenship, and national identity since the late nineteenth century, looking at how people moved in an effort to gain economic advantage, escape colonial exactions, and in search of a better life. He has worked in Pulaar-speaking communities for the last decade in an effort to understand how people form communities across borders. His research has been funded by a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grant and an Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Originally from outside of Boston, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 2008 with a degree in History and Geography, before serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Pulaar-speaking region of Kolda in southern Senegal.