About

Moussa Traore

Moussa Traore is an Associate Professor of Postcoloniality and Black Diasporan Literature at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He also has a more profound knowledge in Comparative Literature and doubles as a blogger at Jamaica Monitor where he blogs about topical socio-political issues within the Sub Saharan region of Africa.

Traore has (co)-edited, published and co-published extensively in the areas of Black Diasporan literature, Postcolonial literature, Ecocriticism, and Migratory literature. He has chaired many local and international conferences/workshops on his areas of research interest.

Professor Traore is highly interested in collaboration. He has worked with scholars from Africa ( Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Kenya, etc.) as well as academics in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Their teamwork has addressed among others, topics like the following: Pan-Africanism, Postcoloniality, Translation and English as a Foreign Language (EFL). He is now working on broadening his academic network in order to collaborate with scholars without any restriction (in terms of provenance, location or affiliated institution), on the above mentioned areas, as well as the following fields : Afri(o)futurism, Ecocriticism, and Translation Theory.

At present, Traore works as a full-time lecturer at the Department of English, University of Cape Coast where he teaches Literature in English at both the undergraduate and post graduate levels. And he loves the courses and the students he teaches!

Awards

AwardAwardeeYear
Individual Research Support Grant from DRIC, The Effects of Telenovela on Ghanaian ViewersUniversity of Cape Coast2019
Certificate of Participation for active and invaluable participation during the conduct of an International Conference on The Humanities and Peaceful Coexistence in Multicultural ContextsUniversity of Douala, Cameroon2018
DRIC Travel GrantUniversity of Cape Coast2017
Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) Grant for Design and Development of World Literature 2 Online CourseNorth Shore Community College, Massachusetts, USA2009
Ora Bretall Scholarship for Postgraduate StudentsIllinois State University, Normal, USA2007
Graduate Student Research and Professional Advancement Committee AwardIllinois State University, Normal, USA2005

Projects

TitlePositionDuration
Traore, M. (2019). A prophetic Pan-African stand: the life, works and relevance of Frantz Fanon’s achievementsPersonal Research2019 to present
Tabom Community (Brazilian Returnees) in GhanaReseach Leader2018 to present
Influence of Telenovela on the Ghanaian societyPersonal Research2018 to present
Africa at the crossroads: Confronting challenges and charting its own courses in the 21st centuryCo-Editor2018 to 2020
The destructive effect of plastic waste on the environment: The case of Ghana and Burkina Faso (Ecocritical Research)Research Leader2017 to present

Field(s) of Specialization

Postcoloniality

Bilingual Translation

Caribbean Literature

Comparative Literature

Field(s) of Academic Interest

Migration Studies

Caribbean Literature

Postcoloniality

Ecocriticism

Translation Studies

Courses Taught

  •          Literary Theory (Post Graduate Course)
  •          Literature and Society (Post Graduate Course)
  •          Critical Approaches to Literature (Post Graduate Course)
  •          Communication Skills / Writing Across the Curriculum
  •         College Writing
  •          Oral Literature in Africa (Post Graduate Course)
  •          Modern African Poetry
  •          The Techniques of Poetry
  •          Gender and Writing
  •          Structure and Themes in Prose Fiction
  •          Ghanaian Literature
  •          The Language of  Drama
  •          African Literature
  •          African American Literature
  •          Research Methods (Graduate & Undergraduate Courses)
  •          Introduction to Children’s Literature ( Post Graduate Course)
  •          Ecocriticism/Literature and the Environment (Undergraduate and Postgraduate Course)
  •          Bilingual Translation (French-English)