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Franck Andrianarivo Rakotobe: Research interests include Francophone Literatures and Cultures with a focus on the islands of the Indian Ocean (Madagascar, La Réunion, Maurice) in relation to the Caribbean; Colonial and Postcolonial studies; Film and Media studies. Awards: Laney Graduate School Fellowship (LGSF).

Jane Battisson: 19th & 20th century French Literature, Eastern and Western comparative literatures and religions, psychoanalysis, philosophy.

Perrine Gaudry: intersection between queer and gender studies and (French) continental philosophy, and psychoanalytical conceptualization of femininity. Awards: Laney Graduate School Fellowship (LGSF).

Hugo Bujon: 19th & 20th century french-speaking literature and philosophy, romanticism, surrealism, the notion of archetype, the subject & the structure, otherness, theory of "la relation", world creation/projection. Awards: Laney Graduate School Fellowship (LGSF).

Rose Gérazime:Postcolonial studies; French Caribbean literature; contemporary metropolitan French literature; African-American literature and culture.

Yazan Kamalulddin: Postcolonial studies. The Francophone literature of the Maghreb. The questions of migration, identity and belonging in the context of modern French Laïcité.

Manuela Ossa: Major interests include: Intersections between writing, the visual, and visuality in literature, theatrical writing and visual arts; 20th century avant-gardes; psychoanalytic theory; the notion of mother tongue in French theory and literature.

Angelica So: 20th and 21st century Francophone literature, Postcolonial Studies, Indochina. Awards and Grants: Laney Graduate School Fellowship (LGSF).

Jane Suh:19th & 20th century French literature, modern thought and psychoanalysis; la voix et l'identité; trauma theories; the other and the self; distortions, adaptations and fictions in translinguistics (within the utterance); narratives in various diasporas and erasure/loss in translation. Awards and Grants: The Emory Graduate Diversity Fellowship (EGDF), The Thomas M. Hines Scholarship.

Marion Tricoire: Sub-Saharan African literature, Francophone Studies, Urban Humanities, Postcolonial literatures, Migration and Diaspora Studies. Awards and Grants: George W. Woodruff Fellowship

Charly Verstraet:20th Century and Contemporary Literature; Francophone Literature of the Caribbean and the Maghreb; Postcolonial Studies; Subalternity studies; Eco-criticism; Awards and Grants: Laney Graduate School Fellowship (LGSF).

Julianna Watson: French and Francophone cinema, African literature, criminality, migration and diaspora studies, questions of citizenship and transnationalism.




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