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Amanda Ndaw
Visiting Lecturer in Language and Culture Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2394 Office Location: Seabury Hall S-001
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Trinity College faculty member since 2021 View office hours for Fall 2021
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M.A., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
B.A., Trinity College

Amanda Ndaw is a Ph.D. Candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. She holds a graduate certificate in African Studies and an M.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures. Her research is on borders and migration of West Africans to Europe. She has a special interest in how gender plays a role in migration, particularly of migrant women and mothers. She uses contemporary (1990-present) African and European cinema and literature to analyze migrants and borders.

She is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable space and in fostering a community of language learners in her classroom. At the University of Michigan she taught beginner Spanish language courses as well as major courses such as a conversation through film class called “España y sus migraciones” and a class on 20th and 21st century Hispanic world literature, culture and the arts. She holds a teaching certificate and has taught high school Spanish in Connecticut and English to all ages in Spain. She speaks Spanish and Italian (which she studied at Trinity), and Wolof.