Headshot yellow-2Annette 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 (forthcoming, University of Illinois Press), 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 StudiesNouvelles Études FrancophonesEighteenth-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).

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