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Ndour, Moustapha

Bio: Moustapha Ndour is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures at Rutgers University. He graduated from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Senegal and holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with a minor in African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University-Bloomington. He is currently working on his book manuscript, Contemporary African and Caribbean Women’s Narratives: National Consciousness, Home, and Identity. His work forces us to reframe our understanding about African and Caribbean women’s contemporary literatures about subjects of national consciousness, Home,  and identity. His research interests include twentieth –and twenty-first century African and Caribbean/diaspora literatures and cultures, contemporary women’s fictional and nonfictional writing, global postcoloniality, gender and nationalism, migrant literature, and literary theory. He serves as editor of CJAS, Contemporary Journal of African Studies. Between 2018 and 2019 he was Adjunct Professor in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Butler University. He has presented in several conferences, and his publications include a book chapter in In Postcolonial Mind and Human Rights (Harmattan, 2019) and peer-reviewed articles on the works of Tsitsi Dangarembga, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Andrew Arsan, Mariama Bâ, Achille Mbembe and Anthony Appiah, and  Sembene Ousmane among others. Dr. Ndour is also a recipient of several fellowships and awards.