Headshot yellow-2Annette Joseph-Gabriel is a scholar of francophone literature, culture, and politics. Her research focuses on race, gender, and citizenship in the French-speaking Caribbean, Africa, and France.

Dr. Joseph-Gabriel is currently an Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies 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 book, Decolonial Citizenship: Black Women’s Political Imagination in the French Empire is forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press as part of the New Black Studies series. It examines Caribbean and African women’s literary and political contributions to anti-colonial 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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