Patoimbasba Nikiema is in the French and Francophone PhD program. He graduated from West Virginia University in 2016 and holds an MA in French. His areas of interest are among others Maghreb, Antilles and Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa Feminist Literature, Postcolonial and Francophone Africa war literature, African diaspora literature. He is also a student in the program of Gender, Sexuality and Women Studies where he is interested in the questions of Identity and Intersectionality. In a previous life, Patoimbasba Nikiema was interested in Renaissance and Seventeenth Century Literature.