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Dr.Kokjo Adabra

I have been a faculty member at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Geneseo since 2010. My primary research deals with sub-Saharan Francophone African literatures from Post-colonial Africa, with a focus on diasporic literature, literary transnationalism, migration, identity and exile. I extensively worked on the journalistic work in PNPA (Peuples Noirs Peuples Africains) by Franco-Cameroonian author Alexandre Biyidi-Awala, alias Mongo Beti. I also developed secondary research interests in African cinema, nego-feminism and sociolinguistics.

I received the SUNY System-wide Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2020. 

PhD dissertation:

“Mongo Béti ou l’écriture d’un révolté en exil: anatomie, analyse et impact de ses critiques à travers ses articles dans 'Peuples noirs, peuples africains', 1978-1991”.



Ph.D. in Francophone Studies & Literature

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN



Master of Arts (MA) in French Studies

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC


Master of Sciences (MS) in Management 

Université de Lomé

Lome, Togo


Bachelor of Sciences (BS) in Management 

Université de Lomé

Lome, Togo