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FSU Doctoral Candidate Awarded Prestigious Chateaubriand Fellowship

Manfa Sanogo, a doctoral candidate from Côte d'Ivoire studying French and francophone literature, was awarded the Chateaubriand Fellowship to perform research at the University of Paris-Nanterre during the next academic year.

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a prestigious program offered by the Embassy of France in the United States in order to foster academic exchange between scholars from France and the United States.

“I am very grateful for this fellowship. By relieving me from my teaching duties at FSU, it gives me the time and latitude to write new chapters of my dissertation, to edit previously written chapters, and to reflect on the general direction of the dissertation at large,” said Sanogo. “Most importantly, I will benefit from different scholarly perspectives and traditions through my collaboration with French researchers.”

Sanogo is researching the interactions and aesthetic exchanges between autochthonous literary genres of the Indian Ocean (namely Madagascar) and those of Metropolitan France from the early colonial period to the decolonization era.

Other laureates of the Chateaubriand Fellowship come from esteemed universities such as Princeton, Columbia, and Stanford, to name a few. For a full list of Chateaubriand Humanities & Social Sciences Fellows for 2018-2019 click here.