Haitian Studies Association

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Regine Jean-Charles

Boston College - Associate Professor

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Email: regine.jc@bc.edu
Open to talking with: Anyone

Interests: Languages, Literature, Women's and Gender Studies

Régine Michelle Jean-Charles is a Black feminist literary scholar and cultural critic specializing in Francophone Studies. An associate professor at Boston College, her scholarship and teaching on world literatures in French includes Black France, sub-Saharan Africa, Haiti, and the Haitian diaspora. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an AM and PhD from Harvard University. She has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Mays Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. She is the author of Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary (2014) as well as numerous essays that have appeared in edited volumes and journals such as American Quarterly, French Forum, the Journal of Haitian Studies, Research in African Literatures, Palimpsest, and Small Axe. She is currently working on two book projects: one on Black feminism and literary ethics in contemporary Haitian fiction and another on Haitian girlhood in literary and visual texts.