Sarah Gamalinda (she/her)

Sarah, an Asian American woman, wearing a green dress and dark green blazer
Campus Address
Main Hall
Room 322
French and Francophone Studies
Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Sarah Gamalinda is a specialist in contemporary francophone literature and film with a focus on comparative conceptualizations of race, particularly Blackness, taking shape relationally across the postcolonial Atlantic. Her current work focuses on the racial aesthetics of sound in francophone African and French cinema.

Professor Gamalinda teaches all levels of French language courses, advanced French composition, introduction to francophone literature, and introduction to francophone film. She also teaches the upper-level and topics classes: Immigrant Voices, The Joys and Pains of Race in France, and Francophone African Cinema. She is excited to be the faculty lead for Lawrence's 10-week Senegal study abroad program in spring 2025. 

Ph.D. in African Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. in French, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. in French, Amherst College
Years at Lawrence