Department of English
Chair of English & Professor
113 Satterfield Hall
Dr. M’Baye received his Ph.D. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, his M.A. in American Studies from Pennsylvania State University, and his Maîtrise in English from Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis.
- Black Cosmopolitanism and Anticolonialism: Pivotal Moments. London & New York: Routledge, 2017.
- The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2009.
- Gender and Sexuality in Kenyan Societies: Centering the Human and the Humane in Critical Studies. Besi Brillian Muhonja and Babacar M’Baye, eds. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2022.
- Gender and Sexuality in Senegalese Societies: Critical Perspectives and Methods. Babacar M’Baye and Besi Brillian Muhonja, eds. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, July 2019.
- Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts. Babacar M’Baye and Alexander Charles Oliver Hall, eds. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013.
- “Tricksters in African, African American, and Caribbean Folktales and Cultures.” https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780190280024/obo-9780190280024-0094.xml. May 30, 2021.
- “Charting Aminata Fall's Cosmopolitanism: A Comparative Study of African American and Senegambian Blues Lyrics.” Global South 14.1 (2021). 39-67.
- “Afropolitan Sexual and Gender Identities in Colonial Senegal.” Humanities 8.4; 166. October 2019. Online: 16 pages.
- “Pan-Africanism, Transnationalism, and Cosmopolitanism in Langston Hughes’s Involvement in the First World Festival of Black Arts.” South Atlantic Review. 82.4 (2017): 139-159. [Winner of the South Atlantic Review 2019 Prize for Best Essay].
- “Cosmopolitan Critiques of Colonial Abuse in Langston Hughes’s African Travel Writings.” South Atlantic Review. 83.1 (2018): 5-21.
- “The Trickster in Ishmael Reed’s Dualistic Representations of Black Radicalism and Nationalism in Mumbo Jumbo.” Journal for the Study of Radicalism 10.1 (2016): 107-144.
- “African influences in Atlantic World Culture: Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust.” Literature Compass 13.5 (2016): 277-287. Online.
- “Verbal and Acrobatic Strategies in Senegalese Wolof Wrestling.” Storytelling, Self, Society 9.2 (2013): 188-216.
- “The Origins of Senegalese Homophobia: Discourses on Homosexuals and Transgender People in Colonial and Postcolonial Senegal.” African Studies Review 56.2 (2013): 109-128.
- “Caribbean Migratory Experiences in Queen Macoomeh’s Tales from Icebox Land and Mutabaruka’s Poetry.” Southern Journal of Canadian Studies 5.1-2 (2012): 184-222. Online.
- “Cosmopolitisme et anticolonialisme dans quelques poèmes de Léopold Sédar Senghor pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale” [Cosmopolitanism and Anticolonialism in Selected World War II Poems of Léopold Sédar Senghor]. Migrance 39 (Premier Semestre 2012): 79-92.
- “Metamorphosis and Cosmopolitanism in a Senegalese Immigrant’s Narratives about Québec: Boucar Diouf.” Québec Studies (Special Issue: New Voices on Québec) (2012): 53-70.
- “The Myth of Post-Racialism: Hegemonic and Counterhegemonic Stories About Race and Racism in the United States.” ACRAWSA: Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Journal 7 (2011): 2-25. Online.
- “Variant Sexualities and African Modernity in Joseph Gaye Ramaka’s Karmen Geï.” Black Camera 2.2 (2011): 114-129.
- “Richard Wright and African Francophone intellectuals: A Reassessment of the 1956 Congress of Black Writers in Paris.” African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal 2.1 (January 2009): 29-42.
- “The Economic, Political, and Social impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on Africa.” The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms 11.6 (2006): 607-622.
- “Colonization and African Modernity in Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s Ambiguous Adventure.” Journal of African Literature and Culture (2006): 189-212.
- “Africa, Race, and Culture in the Narratives of W.E.B. Du Bois.” Philosophia Africana: Analysis of Philosophy and Issues in Africa and the Black Diaspora 7.2 (August 2004): 33-46.
- “The Image of Africa in the Travel Narratives of W.E.B. Du Bois, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” B.Ma: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review. Victoria Arana, ed., 9.1 (2003): 153-177.
- “Dualistic Imagination of Africa in the Black Atlantic Narratives of Phillis Wheatley, Olaudah Equiano, and Martin Robinson Delany.” The New England Journal of History 58.3 (Spring 2002): 15-32.
- “Conclusion: Utu/ubuntu: Centering the Human and the Humane in Critical Approaches to Africana Studies.” In Gender and Sexuality in Kenyan Societies: Centering the Human and the Humane in Critical Studies. Besi Brillian Muhonja and Babacar M’Baye, eds. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2022. 221-229.
- “The Image of Africa in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.” Representations of Africa in American and Caribbean Studies. Louis Mendy, ed. Dakar, L’ Harmattan Sénégal, 2021. 21-37.
- “African Islamic Influences in Selected African-American Literary Writings.” The Palgrave Handbook of Islam in Africa. Fallou Ngom, Moustapha H. Kurfi, and Toyin Falola, eds. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave, 2020. 439-456
- “Literary Pan-Africanism in African Literature: The Epics of Chaka Zulu and Sundiata Keita.” In Routledge Handbook of Pan-Africanism. Reiland Rabaka, ed. London and New York: Routledge, 2020. 401-417.
- “Black Nationalism.” In Black Political Thought: From David Walker to the Present. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 2020. 107-118.
- “African Legacy and Chicago Politics in Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father.” In Literature and Culture of the Chicago Renaissance: Postmodern and Postcolonial Development. Yoshinobu Hakutani, ed. New York: Routledge, 2019. 200-315.
- “Doubly Marginalized: Conditions and Media Representations of Black Transgender Women in the United States with a Brief Focus on Jamaica.” In Marginality in the Urban Center, Neighborhoods, Communities, and Urban Marginality. Peary Brug, Zachary S. Ritter, and Kenneth R. Roth, eds. New York: Palgrave, 2019. 161-185.
- “The Myth of Post-Racialism: Hegemonic and Counterhegemonic Stories about Race and Racism in the United States.” In Public Space, Public Policy and Public Understanding of Race and Ethnicity in America: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Teresa Booker, ed. Akron: U of Akron P, 2016. 3-15.
- “Voodoo and the Black Vernacular as Weapons of Resistance.” Zora Neale Hurston, Haiti, and Their Eyes Were Watching God. La Vinia Delois Jennings, ed. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 2013. 191-214.
- “In Search of Mahalia Jackson and Aminata Fall: A Comparative Study of Senegalese and African American Blues.” In Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts. Babacar M’Baye and Alexander Charles O. Hall, eds. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2013. v-xix. 101-120.
- “The Model AU as a Pedagogical Method of Teaching American Students about Africa.” Brandon D. Lundy et al, eds. Teaching Africa: A Guide for the 21st-Century Classroom. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2013. 195-201.
- “What is Black in the Melting Pot? A Critique of Afrocentrist and Postmodernist Discourses on Blackness.” American Multicultural Studies: Diversity of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality. Sherrow O. Pinder, ed. Los Angeles and London: Sage, 2013. 3-19.
- “The Pan-African and Puritan Dimensions of Phillis Wheatley’s Poems and Letters.” In New Essays on Phillis Wheatley. John C. Shields and Eric D. Lamore, eds. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2011. 271-293.
- “Discrimination and the American Dream in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.” Bloom’s Literary Themes: The American Dream. Harold Bloom, ed. New York: Chelsea House. 2009. 171-186.
- With Seneca Vaught, Zachery Williams, and Robert Smith. “A History of Black Immigration into the United States through the Lens of the African American Civil and Human Rights Struggle.” Immigrant Rights in the Shadows of Citizenship. Rachel Ida Buff, ed. New York: New York UP, 2008. 159-178.
- “Slavery and Africa in Native Son and Black Power: A Transnationalist Interpretation.” Richard Wright’s Native Son. Ana María Fraile, ed. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2007. 75-90.
- “Resistance against Racial, Sexual, and Social Oppression in Go Tell it on the Mountain and Beloved.” James Baldwin and Toni Morrison: Comparative Critical and Theoretical Essays. Lovalerie King and Lynn Orilla Scott, eds. New York: Palgrave, 2006. 167-186.
- “The Representation of Africa in Black Atlantic Studies of Race and Literature.” Africa and Its Significant Others: Forty Years of Entanglement. Isabel Hoving, Frans-Willen Korsten, and Ernst Van Alphen, eds. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2003. 151-162.
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2002
Modern Language Association American Studies Association African Studies Association African Literature Association Pan African Faculty and Staff Association Kent State University.