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Doyle Calhoun
Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies
Phone: (860) 297-4162 Office Location: Seabury Hall S-006
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Trinity College faculty member since 2022
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Yale Univ.
M.Phil., Yale Univ.
M.A., Yale Univ.
M.A., KU Leuven
B.A., Boston College

Doyle Calhoun is a scholar and critic whose research and teaching focus on the literature and film of West Africa and the Caribbean, especially Senegalese literature in French and Wolof. Working at the intersection of literature, history, media studies, and decolonial theory, Calhoun shows how aesthetic forms provide alternatives to dominant colonial and postcolonial scripts. Calhoun’s articles have appeared in journals such as French Studies, Research in African Literatures, and Nineteenth-Century French Studies. His public-facing writing has appeared in Public Books and the Sydney Review of Books. In 2021 he received the Ralph Cohen Prize from New Literary History for the best essay by an untenured scholar.

Doyle Calhoun received his Ph.D. in French from Yale University, where he was an affiliate of the Yale Council on African Studies. Prior to Yale, he completed a Masters in linguistics at KU Leuven, in Belgium, where he was also a Fulbright Research Grantee. He received his B.A. in linguistics and French from Boston College in 2016.