Assistant Professor of French Studies


I was trained in both literary studies and cultural anthropology, completing field research in Paris and Réunion Island. I am particularly interested in the history of French anthropology and its relationship to fiction; literature and film from the Caribbean, West Africa, and the Indian Ocean; and representations of race in the novel. I have recently completed my first book, titled Experiments with Empire: Anthropology and Fiction in the French Atlantic (under contract with Duke University Press).

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