Amadou Fofana

Professor of French and Francophone Studies; French Department Chair

Dr. Amadou T. Fofana received a Licence es Lettres and a Maîtrise in English from Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal. He also received an MA in French Literature and Civilization from Michigan State University, and his Ph.D. in African Languages and Literature from UW-Madison, WI.

His research and teaching interests include French language and literature, Francophone literatures and cultures, African languages, literature and films.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Fofana, Amadou T., and Madigan, M. Kathleen, “Harragas and La Pirogue: The Crucible of Clandestine Crossings.” The Journal of North African Studies 22.5 (2017): 779-797.

De Raedt, Thérèse, and Amadou T. Fofana. “Interview with Cheikh Hamidou Kane.” The French Review 91.2 (2017): 190.


Fofana, Amadou T. and Josh Gibson. SenCinema. 2017. Documentary Co-producer.

External Grants and Fellowships

Amadou T. Fofana, French and Francophone Studies Emerging Humanities Networks Grant to undertake a collaborative documentary project on African cinema  (with Josh Gibson), Duke University Humanities Writ Large Initiative, $45,200, December 2015.