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Astou Fall Gueye

  • Assistant Professor of French


  • Ph.D., African Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Summer 2022). Minor in Gender and Women’s Studies
  • M.A., Comparative Literature, Université Gaston Berger de Saint Louis
  • B.A., English and Anglophone Studies, Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis, Senegal

Research interests and field study

Dr. Astou Gueye’s research and teaching focus on contemporary African literatures, cinema, and popular culture. She builds from interdisciplinary approaches to investigate the role of cultural productions and practices in the construction and performance of various social identities in Africa and its diaspora. Her current book project examines the intersections of agency, power, and pleasure in daily performances of Senegalese femininities through the cultural practice called jongé. Her other areas of interest include feminist discourse and aesthetics in Africa and the Black diaspora.

Research Interests

Francophone literatures and cinema; African popular culture; Gender and sexuality; African diaspora studies; Senegal; Critical discourse analysis; Ethnography