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Degrees

  • BA, University Cheikh Anna Diop, 2012
  • MA, University Cheikh Anna Diop, 2014
  • MA, Miami University,2016
  • MA, Ohio State University, 2018
  • PhD, Ohio State University, 2018
Areas of Interest

Dr. Dieng earned his master’s and Ph.D. degrees at The Ohio State University in African American and African Studies after completing a master’s degree in African and postcolonial Studies at Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal. His doctoral dissertation “Race, Cultural and National Identity in the Diaspora: Trajectories of Black Subjectivities,” offers a comparative study of Black subjectivities in Europe with a particular focus on France and Britain. Before joining the College of Wooster, he was a postdoctoral scholar at Case Western Reserve University in Humanities in Leadership and Learning Series program.Dr. Dieng’s teaching and research interests include cultural relations between Africa, Europe, and America with a focus on race theory, cultural studies, identity politics, citizenship, and migration in literature, philosophy, and film

Publications

Articles

  •  “Afro-European Pan-Africanism: A Twenty-first Century Black Europeans’ Mobilizations.” Journal of African American Studies, October 28, 2022.
  •  “The Politics of Blackness and Citizenship in Post-1980s France.” Humanities Bulletin, January 2023.
  •  “Blackness/Africanness, Cultural Nationalism, and Belonging in Post-1980s Afro-European Literature,” Research in African Literatures, (submitted, under review)

Review Articles

  • Review: Diaspora & Returns in Fiction by Ernest N. Emenyonu, Research in African Literatures, (49.2). October 2018.
  • Review: Hope Draped in Black, Race, Melancholy, and the Agony of Progress by Joseph R. Winters, Spectrum, (6.1). November 2017.

M.A. Thesis

  • “The Relation between Race and the State: The Politics of Resistance of the Post-colonial African Diaspora in France.” Ohiolink, Spring 2018.
Presentations
  • “Blackness/Africanness, Cultural Nationalism, and Belonging in Post-1980s Afro-European Literature,”African Literature Association, University of Knoxville , Tennessee, May 24-27, 2023.
  •  “Blackness/Africanness, Cultural Nationalism, and Belonging in Post-1980s Afro-European Literature,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Niagara Falls New York, March 23-26, 2023.
  •  “(De)constructing Existence, (Re)imagining Identities, Cultures, and Histories.” Graduate Fellows Roundtable, Society of Fellows’ Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Grant, The Ohio State University, Fall 2021-Spring 2022,
  •  “Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Blackness in Alain Mabanckou’s Black Bazaar.” African Literature Association conference in Columbus, 2019.
  •  “Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Blackness in Alain Mabanckou’s Black Bazaar.” Encountering the Other conference at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 2018.
  •  “Humanitarianism and Anti-Blackness.” The 3rd International Symposium of the Dakar Institute of African Studies in Dakar, Senegal, 2017