Annette Joseph-Gabriel is a scholar of French and Francophone Studies with specializations in global feminisms, literature and culture of the African diaspora, and slavery in the French Atlantic. 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.
Her public scholarship includes positions as:
- Managing editor of Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International (SUNY Press)
- 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
Find her on Twitter @AnnetteJosephG.