Denison University’s 178th Commencement took place on Saturday, May 18. Watch the ceremony in its entirety including commencement keynote speaker Jennifer Garner ’94.
Denison University’s Board of Trustees has recently awarded tenure to seven members of the faculty. Among those who have been granted tenure and will be promoted to associate professor in the fall of 2019 is Yvonne-Marie Mokam of the Department of Modern Languages.
Yvonne-Marie Mokam joined Denison’s Department of Modern Languages in 2013. Before coming to Denison, she had several years of experience teaching at the Université de Douala in Cameroon, the University of Arizona, and American University. She earned her doctorate at the University of Arizona, and her master’s and a bachelor’s at the Université de Yaoundé in Cameroon. Her teaching at Denison expands the offerings of the French program by including courses in postcolonial francophone Sub-Saharan African. She has developed and taught new courses as well as existing ones. Her research focuses on contemporary male and female writers from francophone postcolonial Africa and the issues of history, memory, and identity in the current global era. Her recent scholarly work has appeared in journals such as The French Review, Dalhousie French Studies, Études Littéraires Africaines, Fixxion, Interculturel Francophonies, and in Mongo Beti: une conscience universelle. She received the Tibbie Leslie Travel Grant in 2017 for travel in Martinique and Guadeloupe.