Mame-Fatou Niang-Modern Languages - Carnegie Mellon University

Mame-Fatou Niang

Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Department of Modern Languages
Carnegie Mellon University
160 Baker Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: BH A60K
Phone: (412) 268-1073
Department Member Since: 2012


I conduct research on contemporary France, Sub-Saharan Africa, Postcolonial and Transnational Studies, Media, and Urban Planning. My recent research examines the development of Afro-French identities, and the works of second- and third-generation female immigrant writers of the banlieue.


Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Publications and Conferences

  • "Mères migrantes et filles de la République : Identité et Féminité dans le roman de banlieue." La France face à ses banlieues. Spec. Issue of Présence Francophone 80 (2013): 60-84. Print
  • "Kenbe La! Haïti ou l’écriture de l’urgence." The Unspeakable : Representations of Trauma in Francophone Literature and Art. Eds. N. El Nossery and A. Hubbell. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 173-192. Print
  • « Black Paris » American Comparative Literature Association. 29th Annual Conference. New York, NYC, NY. 20-23 March 2014.
  • « Reformulations of Blackness in 21st-century France » American Comparative Literature Association. 28th Annual Conference. Toronto, Canada. 4-7 April 2013.
  • « Touche pas à mon céfran: Paroles de banlieue. » American Comparative Literature Association. 25th Annual Conference. Monteleone, New Orleans, LA. 4 April 2010.

Courses Taught

82-201 - Intermediate French I
82-202 - intermediate French II
82-303 - French Culture
82-304 - Le Monde Francophone
82-305 - French in its Social Context
82-415 - The City in French and Francophone Literatures
               Paris between Myths and Realities