• Associate Professor
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Dr. Alain Lawo-Sukam is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Africana Studies. He holds a Ph.D in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His area of concentration is Hispanic Studies and Africana Studies with a specialty in Afro-Hispanic literature and culture. He is the author of the academic monographs La poesía guineoecuatoriana en español en su contexto colonial y (trans) nacional (2019) and Hacia una poética afro-colombiana: el caso del Pacífico (2010), the creative writing books Mange-Mil y sus historias de tierra caliente (2017) and Sueño con África. Dream of Africa. Rêve d’Afrique (2013).

He has published dozens of articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals. He is also a member of several editorial boards and has served as manuscript reviewer peer-reviewed journals, university and academic press. He is a recipient of numerous grants and awards; among the most recent are the Glasscock Research Publication Grant, Hispanic Studies Research Enhancement and High Impact Research Grants, the Texas A&M University System Teaching Excellence Award, CLA Faculty Research Enhancement, CLA Summer Institute for Instructional Technology Innovation, GCHR/RESI Stipendiary Faculty Fellowship and the Program to Enhance Scholarly and Creative Activities (PESCA). He was elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the Modern Language Association, where he served as Secretary and Chair of the African Division.

Research Interests

    • Latin American Literature and Culture
    • Afro-Hispanic Studies