People

Trésor Simon Yoassi

Ph.D., Lecturer of French

336.334.5655
spyoassi@uncg.edu


Education

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison
M.A., University of Oregon, Eugene
Maîtrise Lettres Françaises, Université de Yaoundé Cameroun


Research/ Teaching Interests

  • Children and Youth in Francophone Literatures
  • Diasporic Identities
  • Wars and Genocides in Africa
  • Postcolonial Politics in Africa and The Caribbeans
  • African Cinema

Personal Statement

To study the Francophone world with students is to open a huge window to a hidden or less exposed multitude of rich cultures and human stories by using Guy de Maupassant language. One of my goals in sharing the language and cultures of the French Speaking World is to tell forgotten stories and to offer to others the possibilities to speak of and about themselves with their own crafted words.