After I graduated from High School in my hometown Nioro du Rip, Senegal, I was granted a National Scholarship to study English in Oujda, Morocco (2003–2006). Then, I earned my B.A. in English and was granted a second scholarship to continue my studies in Montpellier, France, where I earned my M.A. in English.
From September 2010 to this date, I am registered in my Ph.D. program at University Paul Valery, working on: “Colson Whitehead: Towards a Postracial Aesthetic?,” supervised by Prof. Claudine Raynaud.
I have had various experiences in teaching. Most recently (17 March – 3 July 2014), I was a substitute teacher, Jean Moulin Middle School, Sète, France. Earlier in the year (1 Sept. 2013 – 3 Jan 2014), I taught as a part-time lecturer at the University of Avignon. Previously (Sept. 2012 – August 2013), I was hired by University Paul Valery to teach English to Applied Foreign Languages undergraduate students.
I was selected to teach in the United States as an Exchange Graduate instructor first at the SUNY Geneseo, NY from August 2009 to May 2010, and at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis from August 2011 to May 2012.