Modern Languages Welcomes El Hadji Malick Ndiaye

April 30, 2013

El Hadji Malick Ndiaye joins the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures in September. Ndiaye will teach French language, literature, and culture. He has been a full-time lecturer in French at Columbia University in New York City where he organized a two-day conference on “Intellectualism in Francophone Africa.”

Ndiaye received his Ph.D. in French literature from Université Européenne de Bretagne . He also holds master's degrees in modern French literature, Francophone studies, and media and communication science. His research focuses on French regionalism from La Belle Epoque to present days, French-speaking Canada, and Fulani transnationalism in Africa. He is currently working on a book on the notion of “francophone author” through various identical and theoretical perspectives. Ndiaye is also a novelist and a poet; he recently published Altercultures, a book exploring a possible transformation of collective belongings by alternative singularities.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 major, 37 minors, and 7 master’s degrees. The Department of Modern Language offers degrees in French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese.