Oumar Ba, PhD


I recently graduated from the Department of Political Science at the University of Florida.  My dissertation, titled “Outsourcing Justice: Africa and the Politics of the International Criminal Court,” explores the causes and the mechanisms of perversion of international legal norms.

This fall, I will join the faculty of Morehouse College as an assistant professor of political science.

I have previously obtained a M.A in Political Science from the University of Florida, a M.A in Political Science from Ohio University, and a M.A in International Affairs from Ohio University.  I have earned my B.A  in International Studies from The Ohio State University and a B.A in Geography from the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, in Dakar, Senegal.

I have been featured and provided political commentary to Al Jazeera English, Deutsche Welle, RFI English, and Quartz Africa.  I’m also a Contributing Editor to Africa Is A Country

Areas of Interest/Research

  • International Relations Theory
  • International Criminal Justice
  • Human Security
  • Transitional Justice
  • Human Rights and Humanitarianism, R2P, Legal Norms
  • Postcolonial Theory


Contact Information

Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00 – 4:00 PM  and by appointment

Office: 320 Anderson Hall
Phone: (352) 273-260
Fax: (352) 392-5555

Mailing address:
Department of Political Science
University of Florida
234 Anderson Hall
P.O. Box 117325
Gainesville, FL 32611