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Nathalie Etoké

Ph.D. 2006

Nathalie Etoké, Ph.D. 2006, is currently Associate Professor of French and Literature Studies at CUNY Graduate Center. Previously, she was Visiting Assistant Professor at Brown University and Assistant Professor of French & Africana Studies at Connecticut College . She specializes in Africana studies (film, literature, philosophy), LGBT in the Afro-diasporic context, Melancholia Africana (loss, mourning and survival in Africa, America and the Caribbean), and cultural studies (immigration, post-Colonial French identities, French Hip Hop, urban films). She is the author ofL’Ecriture du corps feminine dans la literature de l’Afrique francophone(Paris: L’Harmatton, 2010). She has published numerous articles, poems, a short story, and a novel, and her forthcoming novel, Le rêve de Weli, has been accepted for publication in 2008 by Presses de l’Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale, andMelancholia Africana: l'indispensable dépassement de la condition noire (Paris: L’Édition du Cygnes, 2010).