Lamin Sanneh is the D. Willis James Professor of Missions & World Christianity and Professor of History at Yale University. He also holds the Chair of Countries and Cultures of the South at the U.S. Library of Congress. In addition, he is an Honorary Research Professor in the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and is a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. Previously, Professor Sanneh was the chairman of Yale's Council on African Studies. He is a member of the Board of the Institute for Advanced Christian Studies, an editor-at-large of the ecumenical weekly The Christian Century, a contributing editor of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, and he serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals and encyclopedias. For his academic work, he was made Commandeur de l'Ordre National du Lion, Senegal's highest national honor. Professor Sanneh is the author of over a hundred articles on religious and historical subjects, and of several books.