Rokiatou Khafif Soumare

Rokiatou Soumare

Assistant Professor, French Studies

Prof. Soumaré’s scholarship and teaching focus is on Francophone Literature and Culture, French and Francophone Cinema, as well as 20th- and 21st-century French literature and culture.

Dr. Rokiatou Soumaré completed her doctorate in Francophone Literature at the University of Oklahoma in December 2016. At OU, she won the 2016 Ph.D. Dissertation Award for the Humanities and Fine Arts for her dissertation untitled: De Senghor à Mabanckou: parricide, rhizome et éthique de l’identité. She was also awarded five times the Provost’s Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for Outstanding Graduate Assistant. In addition to her literary degree, Dr. Soumaré holds a Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management and a Bachelor in City Planning from the University of Perpignan Via Domitia in France.

Professor Soumaré’s scholarship addresses the various ways in which Francophone and French authors express identity and converse about race, gender, social class, immigration and what should be the mission of writers.

Professor Soumaré’s research and publications focus on the literature from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, North Africa and Quebec. She has published articles, on Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou’s aesthetic and on Léopold S. Senghor. In addition to these articles, she has published an interview with Mabanckou. Dr. Soumaré regularly presents her research at international conferences dedicated to Francophone Literature.

Education
MAITR University of Perpignan Via Domitia 2000
DESS University of Perpignan Via Domitia 2001
MA University of Oklahoma 2009
Ph.D University of Oklahoma 2016
Classes
Intermediate French FREN 201-A 2228
French Contemporary Issues FREN 240-A 2228
20th Century French Fiction FREN 440-A 2228
Guide Puget Sound GPS 100-B 2228
Beginning French FREN 102-A 2234
Beginning French FREN 102-B 2234
Francophone Diaspora Women FREN 245-A 2234
Francophone Women Writers FREN 340-A 2234

Contact Information

Wyatt 241