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Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian
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Brian Valente-Quinn is Associate Professor of Francophone African studies in the Department of French and Italian. His research focuses on theater and performance in West Africa and France with a specific interest on the topics of decoloniality, immigration, cultural politics, and extremism. His monograph Senegalese Stagecraft: Decolonizing Theater-Making in Francophone Africa, uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the politics and aesthetic innovations of the theatrical stage in Senegal. Valente-Quinn teaches classes in French and English on Francophone African literature, contemporary theater in the French-speaking world, and the representation of minority communities in France.