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Safoi Babana-Hampton, Director, Screenwriter, Producer and Executive Producer, Humanities Without Walls Consortium project PI, Michigan State University is an Associate Professor of French in the department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University. Her primary areas of teaching and research are the comparative study of 20th and 21st century French and Francophone literatures and film with a special interest in representations of the postcolonial condition in the French-speaking world, theories of narrative, representation and interart dialogue as they relate to questions of gender, memory and the modern notion of agency. She is the author of a number of studies relating to conceptions of multicultural citizenship, historical memory, interfaith relations and artistic hybridity in the cultural and cinematic productions of French cultural minorities of North African origin, Moroccan Sephardic literature and other Francophone literary and filmic narratives from North Africa and Québec. She is a former recipient of the Fulbright scholarship and a member of several professional associations including the Modern Language Association and the Conseil International d’études Francophones.