Ann Elizabeth Willey

Professor & Associate Provost of Undergraduate Education


Ann Elizabeth Willey received her PhD in Comparative Literature and Theory from Northwestern University in 1993. Her research interests include contemporary African literature and film, and question of gender, genre and nationalism/globalization. She has co-edited a collection of essay about the Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga and has published articles in journals such as Mosaic, Research in African Literatures, and The French Review.

Her research explores a range of fields and topics, including Sub-Saharan African Literature, in French and English, Indigenous language literatures in translation; Postcolonial Theory; African film and popular culture studies; Postcolonial interventions in theories of modernity and the nation, especially as inflected by gender.