Dr. Seck’s research focuses on literature and cultural studies in Africa and the African diaspora. Her book manuscript Materialized Imaginaries: Fiction, Economy and the Postcolony examines ways in which writers, filmmakers, and artists reframe economic thought and practices through art, thereby creating social, political, and economic imaginaries in postcolonial Senegal. Before coming to Stanford, Seck was an Assistant Professor at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island (CUNY/CSI). She received a PhD in French with an anthropology minor and a certificate in African Studies from Stanford University. She also studied at the University of Georgia and Université Jean Moulin Lyon III. Her scholarship has appeared in the Journal of African Cultural Studies, the Journal of Haitian Studies, Etudes Littéraires Africaines and Le Monde Afrique.
Professor Seck joined Stanford as part of the Faculty Development Initiative in 2019.