Department of French Studies
Degree: Ph.D., Duke University (2000).
Research Interests: French Caribbean literature, West African and North African literature and film, narratives of urban migration, the politics of language.
Courses include: Women Writers of Africa and the Caribbean; Bilingualism in the Postcolonial Novel; Urban Spaces in Francophone Film.
Publications: Signs of Dissent: Maryse Condé and Postcolonial Criticism (forthcoming, UVA); articles on Leïla Sebbar, Gisèle Pineau, Michèle Lacrosil.
Geographic focus:Francophone West Africa and North Africa, the Caribbean.