I am a Research Fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in the Religion, Morality and Boko in West Africa project. I was previously a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida, and a Part-Time Professor at the University of Ottawa. I completed my Ph.D. in History at the Université Laval (Canada) with distinction in 2018.

My research is comparative and explores Islam and Muslim societies in Francophone West Africa from the 1950s to the present. I have conducted extensive fieldwork in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Benin, and Togo, focusing on Islamic activism among youth and women, their appropriation of (new) media, and Muslim politics. Working within the digital humanities, I have developed methods for collecting, organizing and exploiting a broad array of written material that scholars in Islamic studies of Africa have often considered too scarce to be meaningfully employed.


2018 Ph.D. Université Laval (Canada), Department of History

2013 M.A. Université Laval, Department of History

Other Publications


La construction d’une sphère publique musulmane en Afrique de l’Ouest. Québec/Paris: Presses de l’Université Laval/Hermann, 2016.

Guest Edited Journal

Millet-Mouity P. and F. Madore, eds. 2017. “Les acteurs religieux africains à l’ère du numérique.” Émulations 24. https://doi.org/10.14428/emulations.024.

Journal Articles

2021. “‘Good Muslim, bad Muslim’ in Togo: religious minority identity construction amid a sociopolitical crisis (2017–2018)” The Journal of Modern African Studies 59 (2): 197-217. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022278X21000094.

2020. “Muslim Feminist, Media Sensation, and Religious Entrepreneur: Aminata Kane Koné as a Figure of Success in Côte d’Ivoire,” Africa Today 67, (2-3): 17–38. https://doi.org/10.2979/africatoday.67.2-3.02.

2020. ​“Francophone Muslim intellectuals, Islamic associational life and religious authority in Burkina Faso.” Africa 90 (3): 625-46. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0001972020000108.

Madore F. and Y. Traoré. 2018. “L’organisation du hadj en Côte d’Ivoire: entre facteur de cohésion et source de rivalités au sein de la communauté musulmane (1993-2010).” Cahiers d’études africaines 229: 179–208. https://doi.org/10.4000/etudesafricaines.21880.

Millet-Mouity, P. and F. Madore. 2017. “Pour de nouvelles études sur les acteurs religieux africains à l’ère du numérique.” Émulations 24: 11–22. https://doi.org/10.14428/emulations.024.001.

Hackett, R.I.J., F. Madore and P. Millet-Mouity. 2017. “Interview with Rosalind I. J. Hackett on Religion and Digital Media Trends in Africa.” Émulations 24: 125–33. https://doi.org/10.14428/emulations.024.008.

2016. “The New Vitality of Salafism in Côte d’Ivoire: Toward a Radicalization of Ivoirian Islam?” Journal of Religion in Africa 46 (4): 417–52. https://doi.org/10.1163/15700666-12340090.

2016. “L’islam ivoirien et burkinabé à l’ère du numérique 2.0.” Journal des anthropologues 146–147: 151–78. https://doi.org/10.4000/jda.6525.

2016. “Islam, médias, mise en place du Sénat et article 37 de la Constitution: changement de paradigme au Burkina Faso (1991-2014)?” Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines 50 (1): 7–27. https://doi.org/10.1080/00083968.2015.1101008.

Madore F. and M. Gomez-Perez. 2016. “Muslim Women in Burkina Faso since the 1970s: Toward Recognition as Figures of Religious Authority?” Islamic Africa 7 (2): 185–209. https://doi.org/10.1163/21540993-00702001.

Gomez-Perez M. and F. Madore. 2013. “Prêcheurs(ses) musulman(e)s et stratégies de communication au Burkina Faso depuis 1990. Des processus différentiés de conversion interne.” Théologiques 21 (2): 121–57. https://doi.org/10.7202/1028465ar.

Book Chapters

2020. “Imams, Islamic Preachers, and Public Space in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) since the 1990s: Toward New Intergenerational Relationships and a Muslim Public Sphere.” In Perspectives on the Religious Landscape in Africa, edited by L.J. Acquah and T. Falola, 183–213. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Madore, F. and L. Audet Gosselin. 2019. “Le religieux sur Internet et dans les NTIC au Burkina Faso.” In Rencontres religieuses et dynamiques sociales au Burkina Faso, edited by A. Degorce, L.O. Kibora and K. Langewiesche, 269–96. Dakar: Amalion.

Madore F. and A.-A. Brassard. 2019. “Du plan au brouillon et à la table des matières (tableaux, illustrations).” In Guide décolonisé et pluriversel de formation à la recherche en sciences sociales et humaines, edited by F. Piron. Québec: Éditions science et bien commun.

Couillard K., F. Madore and M. Gomez-Perez. 2016. “Leaders of National and Transnational Muslim NGOs in Burkina Faso: Diverse Forms and Experiences of Islamic Civic Engagement.” In Faith and Charity: Religion and Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa, edited by M.N. LeBlanc and L. Audet Gosselin, 105–23. London: Pluto Press.

Encyclopedia Entry

Madore F. and M. Gomez-Perez. 2014. “Communauté Musulmane du Burkina Faso”, The Encyclopaedia of Islam, Three, 66–67. Leiden: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_com_27698.

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