UConn Faculty Fellow
Hassanaly Ladha is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies in the Literatures, Cultures and Languages Department at the University of Connecticut. Ladha studied English at Yale University and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. He has taught at Harvard University and currently teaches literature and philosophy at the University of Connecticut.
His research centers on postcolonial attempts to articulate radical modes of subjectivity and more contingent, performative, and dynamic frameworks in political and legal theory. His work moves to and from French and German literature and philosophy, Arabo-Islamic thought, and their respective legacies in francophone cultural expressions. His current book project analyzes Hegel’s “Africa” in relation to conceptions of language, the aesthetic and the political subject in Hegel’s work and its articulation in contemporary francophone African thought.