Astou Fall Gueye

  • Assistant Professor of French


1328 Cathedral of Learning

Area of Interest

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


Ph.D.: African Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

MA: Comparative Literature, Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis

BA: English, Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis

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.