Tiako Djomatchoua Murielle Sandra is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of French and Italian. She holds a combined honours bachelor's degree in English and French from the University of Buea. Prior to joining Miami University, where she completed a MA in French and taught elementary and intermediate French, Tiako Djomatchoua completed one year of Masters' programs in international studies at the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC), respectively in International Communication and Public Actions (CAPI) and International Cooperation, Sustainable Development, and Humanitarian Actions (CA2D).
Tiako Djomatchoua is passionate about colonial and postcolonial studies. She intends to pursue interdisciplinary research on the Francophone world's culture, literature, cinema, arts, and music. She is also interested in black American and oral literature, in addition to gender, migration, diaspora, genocide, and trauma studies.