Akua Sarr is currently Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Director, Academic Advising Center. She teaches in the Cornerstone Program and in the African and African Diaspora Studies Program.
Originally from New York City, Akua earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Dartmouth College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in African Languages & Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A former Fulbright Scholar, Akua has published two books: The Histories, Languages and Cultures of West Africa: Interdisciplinary Essays (2006) and Black Women Writers' Contributions to Contemporary Feminist Discourse (2003). She would also like to write her first novel. Her research interests include West African literature and film, African retentions in the Americas, and representations of Africa in contemporary African-American literature.
Akua enjoys yoga, Pilates, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Other courses taught:
BK33201: Race, Politics & Resistance: A Survey of South African Literature
BK34801: Senegal: An Immersion in Literature and Culture
UN24528: The Modern African Short Story: A Gateway for Understanding Contemporary Africa