Babacar M’Baye | e-Inside | Nov. 28, 2016 | Kent State University

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Babacar M’Baye                 

Associate Professor of Pan-African Literatures and Cultures
Departments of English and Pan-African Studies
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

I teach courses on African-American, Caribbean and African literatures, post-colonialism, black cinema and conduct research on such topics in relation to black Atlantic studies, transnationalism and cosmopolitanism

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

August 2006

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The Evergreen State College

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

I like the well-informed and easy-going faculty, staff, students and administration, as well as the diversity of cultural events.

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

I cherish the opportunity to be engaged in both teaching and research.  

RESIDES IN:

Kent, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Saint-Louis, Senegal  

EDUCATION:

Maîtrise in English (University of Gaston Berger, Senegal, 1996); M.A. in American Studies (Pennsylvania State University, 1998); Ph.D. in American Culture Studies (Bowling Green State University, 2002)  

HOBBIES:

Listening to a variety of music (such as reggae, blues, jazz, Afrobeat, salsa, hip-hop, R&B, disco, country and rock); watching all kinds of films (silent, black, Hollywood and foreign cinema); collecting LPs and cleaning my sound systems.