M'baré N'gom earned a Doctorate in Iberian and Ibero-American Studies from the Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV, France), and a Diplôme d´Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) from the same institution. He also holds a diploma in International Studies/Diplomacy from Escuela Diplomatica de España (Spain´s School for Diplomacy), (Madrid, Spain). He is a Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, and French and Francophone Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. He currently serves as Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His other administrative responsibilities include director of the Center for Global Studies and International Education, director of the African Studies program and director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Calgary in Canada (Spring 2007); a Ralph Metcalfe Visiting Chair at Marquette University (Spring 2001); a former Summer NEH fellow (UT Austin and Mexico, Summer, 1992) and a Fulbright-Hays program director (Peru, 2004 and 2011); and a Senior Fulbright scholar (Peru, 2002). During his tenure as Fulbright scholar in Peru, he taught at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and at Universidad Ricardo Palma both in Lima; he also gave the 2002 Commencement Address at Universidad Nacional de Piura. He served as National Chair of the Association of African Studies Programs (2006-2007). His main research focuses on the Transafrican experience in Latin American discursive practices, including literature, film and fine arts. Over the past few years, his primary geographic area of research is Peru. He explores the representation and articulation of ethnic identity, namely black, through the interaction and intersection between national popular culture and institutional discourse. Secondary geographic areas include Colombia and Ecuador. He has published over sixty essays in national and international peer-reviewed professional journals, such as Hispania, Canadian Journal of Hispanic Studies, Diáspora, Francofonía, Australian Journal of French Studies, Caribe, Afro-Hispanic Review, Cruz Ansata, Revista Iberoamericana, Utah Forein Language Review, Journal of Afro-Latin American Studies and Literatures, Caminería Hispánica y Voces, Callalloo and Quimera, as well as book chapters and encyclopedia entries. He is the author of Diálogos con Guinea: panorama de la literatura guineoecuatoriana de expresión castellana a través de sus protagonistas (Madrid 1996), and co-author of Literatura de Guinea Ecuatorial (Antología) (Madrid 2000), and editor of La reconstrucción de la memoria y de la identidad nacional en la literatura hispano-negroafricana (Alcalá de Henares 2004), Escribir la identidad: creación cultural y negritud en el Perú (Lima, Peru 2008); and co-author of Nueva Antologia de la Literatura de Guinea Ecuatorial (Madrid 2012). He is currently working on a book-length manuscript of an anthology of Afro-Peruvian literature.