I defended my dissertation that examines the impact of the Sankarist revolution (1983-1987) on the literature and cinema of Burkina Faso (West Africa), more specifically in their portrayal of gender and gender dynamics in a heterosexual context.
My interests center on Francophone literature, culture and cinema (mostly SubSaharan African literature, culture and cinema), post-colonial studies, diaspora studies, African studies, Mediterranean studies, Transnational studies, race and gender issues, African feminism, geocriticism.
Undergraduate classes taught:
(Language classes) French 101, 102, 231, 232, 235.
(Literature), The Raceless Other : Identity Politics and Poetics of Métissage
Undergraduate classes this current academic year (2013-2014):
(Film and culture), White (Neo) Colonization ? Black Immigration: A Reversal of
(Literature), Writing in Between : Nomadic Identities
(Literature), Rebellious Women in Francophone African Literature.