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Saadia E

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


French, Francophone Studies, Literature, Pedagogy, English, Sexuality and Gender, African Studies, Queer Studies, Film Studies, Literature, African Culture, Islam and Arab Cultures.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Ousmane Sembène's African Film Revolution

Ousmane Sembène is considered to be the father of African cinema. Many of his films have shifted the way Africa is viewed and represented in Western media. I would love to work with a student on the power of his films, and to perhaps hone down on a few themes that are recurring in his work such as sexuality and gender, gender equality, neocolonialism, and more.

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