African and African-American Studies


Faculty: Bertrade Ngo-Ngijol Banoum

banoumProfessor Ngo-Ngijol Banoum carries a heavy burden of teaching and service in the Department of African & African American Studies and the Interdisciplinary Program in Women’s Studies. Under her directorship, the Women’s Studies Program at Lehman remains a vibrant center for the exchange of ideas, a rewarding opportunity for students to learn more about themselves and their society, and a friendly place to hang out. Professor Banoum organizes a full slate of events, including an annual open house, scholarly presentations by Lehman faculty and distinguished guest speakers, a student-faculty read-in in honor of Black History Month, panel discussions to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Women’s History Month, Asian-Pacific Heritage, and more.

Professor Ngo-Ngijol Banoum's academic interests are in gender and women's studies; African cultural studies, with a focus on African oral traditions, African languages and linguistics; translation studies; French and Francophone/Diaspora studies. Her current research focus is on women's human rights; gender construction in language and society; African women's verbal art and knowledge production; women's movements: from local organizing to global networking for social change.

Honors and publications

Last modified: Oct 25, 2011

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