Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi is affiliated with both the French & Italian and
Comparative Literature departments. Her teaching and research interests include
cultural relations between Europe, Africa and the Caribbean;
literature, intellectuals and society; and women writers. Before coming to
Stanford in 1995, Professor Boyi taught at universities in the Congo and Burundi,
as well as Haverford College and Duke University.
She was a Visiting Professor in the French Department of the Graduate Center,
CUNY in 1994 and in 1995 a Professeur Invité at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en
Sciences Sociales in Paris.
In 1999-2000 Professor Boyi was a Fellow at the Stanford Humanities
Center. In 2002-2003
Professor Boyi was the president of the African Literature Association, a
non-profit society of scholars dedicated to the advancement of African Literary
Studies. She served as a member of the Executive Council of the Modern Language
Association, where she represents the field of French (2003-2006), and as the
Director of the interdisciplinary Program in Modern Thought and Literature at
Mudimbe-Boyi's publications are Jacques-Stephen Alexis: une écriture
poétique, un engagement politique (1992); "Post-Colonial Women Writing
in French (1993);" Beyond Dichotomies: Histories, Identities,
Culture, and the Challenge of Globalization (2002); Remembering Africa
(2002); Essais sur les cultures en contact: Afrique, Amériques, Europe (2006). Her latest book is Empire Lost:
France and Its Other Worlds (2009).