Ayo A. Coly

Academic Appointments
  • Professor of Comparative Literature

  • 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


Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University

Selected Publications

  • Postcolonial Hauntologies: African Women's Discourses of the Female Body. (University of Nebraska Press, 2019.)

  • 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)


  • “Alain Mabanckou and the Category of World Literature.” Research in African Literatures 51.3 (forthcoming, Fall 2020)


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Works In Progress

Monograph on World Literature and Congolese/French writer Alain Mabanckou

Postcolonial Hauntologies