Hapsatou Wane is an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus in the Department of Literature. Her research centers on Francophone and Anglophone African and Afro-Brazilian literature, gender and women studies, postcolonialism, indigenous critical theory autobiographies and memory. Hapsatou completed her dissertation, entitled "Decolonizing Autobiography: Experience in Autobiographies by Women Writers of African Diaspora." Her dissertation explores the ways in which women writers of African Diaspora de-racialize, de-colonize and de-gender the autobiographical discourse and genre as they trouble and blur the boundaries/limits of autobiographies by establishing Black Diaspora Bildungsroman as a genre of life-writing allowing them to produce alternative autobiographical narratives. Hapsatou graduated with an MA in English Studies/African Civilization and Literature at the University Gaston Berger in Senegal. She also holds an MA in African Studies and an MA and Ph.D. in Comparative World Literature from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where she was a Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies Graduate Student as well as a Gendell/Shiner Fellow.