Ayo A. Coly

Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

  • Associate Professor of African and African American Studies

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210 Reed Hall, Comparative Literature; 200 Choate House, African and African American Studies
HB 6051


  • Licence ès Lettres Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Senegal)
  • Diplôme d’Études Approfondies Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France)
  • Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University

Selected Publications

  • The Pull of Postcolonial Nationhood: Gender, Migration, and the Claims of Postcolonial Nationhood in Francophone African Literatures. (Lexington Books, 2010)

  • Homophobic Africa?, editor; special issue of African Studies Review, special issue 56.2 (2013) 

  • “Carmen Goes Postcolonial, Carmen Goes Queer: Thinking the Postcolonial as Queer.” Culture, Theory and Critique. 2015 

  • “Un/Clothing African Womanhood: Colonial Statements and Postcolonial Discourses of the African Female Body." The Journal of Contemporary African Studies 33.1 (2015): 12-26. 

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