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Denba Bigué

Denba was born in 1996 in Nouadhibou, Mauritania. He studied English and French at the Higher Institute of Languages, Translation and Interpretation in Nouakchott and in 2018 he graduated with distinction with a BA in languages (English and French). Denba then travelled to Senegal where he attended the prestigious Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis and graduated with highest distinction with an MA in Literatures and Civilizations of the English-speaking World.  In 2020 he became the youngest Ph.D. Candidate/Research Assistant ever admitted to L’École Doctorale des- Sciences de L’Homme et de la Société at Université Gaston Berger de Saint-louis.  He is currently working as an Instructor at the Higher Institute of English (HIE) while pursuing a Ph.D. in African Literature Text Analysis with an emphasis on the work of female novelists.

Denba’s professional experience includes co-managing research projects undertaken by Le Laboratoire de Recherche en Art et Culture (LARAC), participating in think tanks on African Literature, conducting studies at the ISPLTI on the effects of Language Anxiety on oral performance proficiency, organizing training seminars on public speaking and research methodology for BA level students, and teaching English to hotel staff and local businesses in the Saint-Louis region.

Denba is actively engaged in research on topics like gender equality, women’s rights, and Second Language Acquisition. He is also passionate about English Literature and Teaching English as a Foreign Language.