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Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François

Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François

Marian Trygve Freed Early Career Professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies

Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, and Comparative Literature

Fields: Francophone studies; Indian Ocean studies; cultural and ethnic studies; violence, identity and postcolonial studies

339 Burrowes Building
University Park , PA 16802
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Office Phone: (814) 865-0138

Education:

  1. Ph.D. University of Mauritius, 2012

Biography:

Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François is the Marian Trygve Freed Early Career Professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies and an Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, and Comparative Literature. Formerly a lecturer at the Mauritius Institute of Education, then a Mellon Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at UCLA, he was awarded the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research and is the author of Poétiques de la violence et récits francophones contemporains, forthcoming at Brill. His research and teaching interests include the study of violence, transcultural and transnational identities, multi-ethnic societies and Creolization, Nation-State and global citizenships in Francophone and postcolonial literatures. His second book project focuses primarily on contemporary Indian Ocean literary and cultural studies. He is interested in the study of creolization models from this region and in exploring the ‘New Thalassology.’