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Michelle Bumatay

Dr. Michelle Bumatay

Modern Languages and Linguistics (MLL)

Research Interests

Michelle Bumatay, (PhD, French and Francophone Studies, UCLA) is an Assistant Professor of French specializing in African Francophone literature and visual culture. Her current book project, Black Bandes Dessinées, describes the development of Francophone comics by cartoonists from Sub-Saharan Africa and investigates cartoonists’ verbal-visual strategies in their representations of everyday life in Africa and the Diaspora. She is the 2015 recipient of the Annual Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award for her conference paper, “Madame Livingstone and Notre Histoire: Travels in Time,” and she has published in Contemporary French Civilization, European Comic Art, Alternative Francophone, and Research in African Literatures.

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