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Dr. Moussa Sow


Assistant Professor of French
Bliss Building 325

Phone: (609) 771-3152


Moussa Sow received his B.A. from Université Gaston Berger, his MA from Brandeis University and the University of Montana, and his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. He teaches French and Francophone Literature and Film. He is originally from Senegal, a country where French is the official language. He also speaks Fulani, Wolof, and Spanish. He co-coordinates the minor in African Studies for the International Studies program at The College of New jersey. He also encourages student to study abroad in Africa. If you are wondering why study in Africa, stop by his office, Bliss 325.


    • Dr. Sow teaches Francophone African literature, cultures and cinemas as well as the literature of the Black Diaspora.


    • Islam in the West African novel, migrating texts, Senegalese women writers, post-colonialism and African literature.
    • French Colonial Literature Film Studies.


    • B.A. in English, Université Gaston Berger, Senegal, 1996
    • M.A. in French, University of Montana, 1998
    • M.A. in Literary Studies, Brandeis University, 2001
    • Ph.D. – Louisiana State University, 2004