Associate Professor of Pan-African Literatures and Cultures
Departments of English and Pan-African Studies
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:
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.
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)
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.