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- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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- Caribbean studies, African studies, Black feminism, French Atlantic, Slavery, Citizenship, French colonialism, French empire, African Diaspora
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- About Me
Annette Joseph-Gabriel is a scholar of French and Francophone Studies. Her research focuses on race, gender, and citizenship in France, the French-speaking Caribbean, and Africa.
Dr. Joseph-Gabriel is currently an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She holds a B.A. (cum laude) in Comparative Literature from Williams College and a Ph.D. in French with a Graduate Certificate in African American and Diaspora Studies from Vanderbilt University.
Her forthcoming book, Decolonial Citizenship: Black Women’s Resistance in the Francophone World (under contract), examines Caribbean and African women’s literary and political contributions to anticolonial movements. Essays from this and other research projects have appeared in Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, Women in French Studies, Nouvelles Études Fracophones, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Slavery & Abolition: A Journal for Slave and Post-Slave Studies, and The French Review.
Her research has been supported by several awards including an American Philosophical Society fellowship, the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics, and the Annette Kolodny Award by the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages. She is the managing editor of Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International (SUNY Press).
Her public scholarship includes positions as:
- Regular contributor to Black Perspectives, the blog of the African American Intellectual History Society
- Co-host of New Books in Literary Studies for the New Books Network
- Editor of the Global Black History section on Public Books
- Recent Publications
“Teaching African American Studies in the US and the UK,” Journal of American Studies 52 (2018): 528-554.
“‘Ce pays est un volcan’: Saint-Pierre and the Language of Loss in White Creole Women’s Narratives.” Women in French Studies 25 (2017): 13-28.
“Mobility and the Enunciation of Freedom in Urban Saint-Domingue.” Eighteenth Century Studies 50.2 (2017): 213-229.
“Beyond the Great Camouflage: Haiti in Suzanne Césaire’s Politics and Poetics of Liberation.” Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 20.2 (2016): 1-13.
“Creolizing Freedom: French-Creole Translations of Liberty and Equality in the Haitian Revolution.” Slavery & Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies 36.1 (2015): 111-123.
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- France, Francophone Caribbean
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- Africa, Caribbean, France
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- Colonialism, Gender, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Slavery, Women