Tal Sela is a specialist in African francophone literature. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Strasbourg in co-direction with the University of Tel Aviv.
His thesis focused on “The African Francophone Novel at the Era of Independences (1950-1960). The Construction of a New Ethos of Author” (thesis defended on September 2017). Since October 2017, Tal Sela is a member of the group “Apartheid – The Global Itinerary: South African Cultural Formations in Transnational Circulation, 1948-1990” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he conducts a post-doctoral research.