Participant

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  • Baba Badji
  • Rutgers University

Baba Badji is a Senegalese American poet, translator, and researcher. He is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice, and Comparative Literature at Rutgers Univeristy. He earned an MFA in poetry and Translation (French and Wolof) at Columbia University and PhD in Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis. He works on the links between the various forms of postcolonial studies, theory, and practice, with a particular focus on debates about postcolonial translation theory and Négritude in Anglophone and Francophone cultures. Besides English and French, he is fluent in Wolof, Mending, Pulaar, and Diola.