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Ousmane Sene

West African Research Center

Ousmane Sene is the Director of the West African Research Center (WARC) and an Associate Professor at the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal. Professor Sene earned his BA and MA in English at University Cheikh Anta Diop and pursued PhD research and studies at both the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III and the Ecole Normale Superieure de Saint Cloud.

He returned to Senegal in 1983 as faculty in the Department of English, where he has been teaching African American and African Literatures since, and has authored several publications. Professor Sene also serves as a study abroad programs director for several US universities including the University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, Mount Holyoke College, and Wells College. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Florida (Gainesville) and was recognized with the honorary title of Distinguished International Academician from the University of Minnesota, and is a frequent visiting professor and scholar on various US campuses.