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Brigitte TsobgnyPostdoctoral FellowFrench


PhD in French and Francophone Studies, Florida State University, 2023

PhD in Physical Sciences, Université de Bordeaux I, 1989


Brigitte Tsobgny is interested in 19th, 20th, and 21st century environmental issues in French and Francophone literature and film. Her current research centers on water issues – its unequal distribution, its shortage in certain parts of the globe, access to drinking water, droughts, floods, increasingly violent hurricanes, melting of glaciers, consequences of rising sea levels due to global warming, pollution, and displacement of populations. In her previous research works, she paid particular attention to literature and films focused on the environmental problems caused by the triple disaster – earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident – that occurred in Japan in 2011 and its ramifications with environmental injustices as well as economic, health, social, political, cultural, philosophical, and civilizational questions.

In some of her research works, her interest in science and the environment is combined with a postcolonial approach. Through this lens, she has studied the works of Véronique Tadjo, Jean-Claude Charles, Jacques-Stephen Alexis, Boualem Sansal, and Yasmina Khadra.

She is also author of several novels, some of which are science-related.