Department of Foreign Languages

Oumar Cherif Diop

Associate Professor of English and French

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
English Building (EB 440), Room 118
Phone: 470-578-2363


Associate Professor

Teaching at Kennesaw State since 2007

Education: PH.D., 2002, from University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Specializations: Postcolonial African literature, literary theory

Courses Regularly taught: ENGL 4404: Topics in African Literature, ENGL 4230: Theory-base studies in Literature, ENGL 2110: World Literature, ENGL 3400: Survey of African literature, ENGL 2300: Introduction to African and African Diaspora Literatures.

Most Recent or Most Important Publications:

Ousmane Sembene: Writer, Filmmaker, and Revolutionary Artist. Africa World Press. Trento, London, Cape Town: 2015 (co-authored with Ernest Cole)

“Art’s Subtle, Liberating Ways: Violence, Trauma, and Agency in Fanta Regina Nacro’s The Night of Truth (2004).” Journal of African Cinema. Vol. 7, No 1 (2015): 41-49. (co-authored with Dominica Dipio)

“Teaching about Africa: Violence and Conflict Management.” Teaching Africa: A Guide for the 21st Century Classroom. Negash, Solomon and Brandon Lundy (eds.) Indiana University Press. Bloogmington and Indianapolis: 2013: 163-168. (co-authored with Linda Johnston)

“Beyond Point Zero: Reclaiming Agency in Nawal Al Saadawi’s Woman at Point Zero.” SAFARA Revue Internationale de Langues, Littératures et Cultures No 1-10 (January 2013): 5-15.

“Traumatics: The Representation of Trauma in Yvonne Vera’s Without a Name.” Managing Conflicts in Africa’s Democratic Transitions. Adebayo, Akanmu (ed.) Lexington Books: lahan, Boulder, new York: 2012: 37-50.

“Violence and the Ethics of Reading: The Body as Site of Violence and Resistance in Alex Laguma’s In Fog of the Season’s End and Sony Labou Tansi’s La Vie et Demi.” Journal of Third World Studies. (Fall 2012): 65-82.

“Reclaiming Agency: How to Walk out of the Dark in Alex La Guma‘s A Walk in the Night and In the Fog of the Season’s End.” SAFARA Revue Internationale de Langues, Littératures et Cultures No 1-10 (January 2011): 5-20.

“The Rhetoric of Violence in African Literature.” Understanding Violence: Contexts and Portrayals. Marika Guggisberg and David Weir (eds.) Interdisciplinary Press. Oxford: 2009: 289-300.

“Ousmane Sembene’s Xala: the Novel, the Film, and their Audiences.” Research in African Literatures.Vol. 29, No. 2 (Summer, 1998): 147-158.

Under Review: The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.  "Not Just a Glorified Discussion Board: Using Voice Thread Effectively in the Online Classroom," (Co-authored with Dr. Tamara Powell.)