Dr. Bojana Coulibaly is a College Fellow at the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Prior to joining Harvard, she was a Fulbright recipient and a teaching and research scholar in Comparative Literature at Gaston Berger University in Senegal. She has taught Comparative Literature and African Literary and Cultural Studies in the United States, France and Senegal. She holds a Ph.D. in African Literary and Cultural Studies from Francois Rabelais University and an M.A. in English and Cultural Studies from the University of Orleans, France. Her examination of African literatures and cultures is informed by postcolonial, genre, trauma, and translation theories, African Film Studies, Popular Culture and Media Studies, African Oral Traditions, as well as, African Precolonial Cultural History. Her current research focuses on Wolof literature as a form of “ideopraxis” in the Senegalese cultural liberation struggle. Her book project, A History of Wolof Prose and Drama: The Rise of a Senegalese National Literature, is a study of the development of Wolof literature in the 20th and 21st centuries in Senegal. It examines, through a comparative and diachronic perspective, how Wolof literature written and published in the Roman script, represents a new national literary tradition through a revisiting of the use of the metropolitan language, i.e. French, as the sole medium of the Senegalese national literature. It looks at the evolution from the early literature of assimilation published in French to the birth of a new literary democratized and culturally liberated tradition since the nineteen-seventies. This project inscribes itself in a larger debate on African modernity and on the challenges brought forward against the civilizing mission of the European colonial project of modernization.