Professor Marion Tricoire (Ph.D., Emory University) is a teacher and scholar of African Literature and of the Francophone world. Her research interests include Sub-Saharan African literature, Francophone studies, urban humanities, postcolonial literatures, migration and diaspora studies, and literary translation. Her current research project explores how contemporary urban literary fiction from Africa reimagines the city for its many hidden possibilities. In particular, her scholarly work discusses novels set in Dakar, Kinshasa, Douala, Lagos, and Luanda. Professor Tricoire has published an article in French Review entitled, “Trajectoires Urbaines: Dakar au prisme d’Aller et Retour de Ken Bugul” (2019) and her article "Article 15 and the shégués children in Marie-Louise Mumbu’s Samantha à Kinshasa” is forthcoming (Fall 2020) in Research in African Literatures.
Education and Degrees
Emory University, Ph.D. in French. Dissertation: Fictions of the Untold City in Postcolonial Sub-Saharan Africa.
The American University of Paris, M.A. in Cultural Translation.
The American University of Paris, B.A. in Comparative Literature.