On May 26, Dominic Thomas (Professor of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA) will give a talk entitled "African Literature: Global and Globalized" as part of the Explorations in Francophone African Literature lecture series. Professor Thomas' interests include contemporary French politics, globalization, and sub-Saharan African culture and politics. His publications include Black France: Colonialism, Immigration, and Transnationalism (2007) and Africa and France: Postcolonial Cultures, Migration, and Racism (2013).