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Please Join Us in Welcoming Professor Régine Michelle Jean-Charles, New Director of Africana Studies

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Also: Dean’s Professor of Culture and Social Justice, and Professor of Africana Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

CSGS is thrilled to welcome Professor Régine Michelle Jean-Charles to our department as the new director of the Africana Studies Program. Previously to Northeastern, Régine was a professor of French and the director of graduate programs in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Boston College.

Her scholarship focuses on Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures, Gender Studies, Feminist Theory, African Film, African Diasporic Literatures and Cultures, Haitian Studies, Violence and Representation, and Human Rights in the Humanities. 

She is the author of numerous articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Haitian Studies, American Quarterly, Callaloo, French Forum, Journal of Romance Studies, Research in African Literatures, and Small Axe as well as book chapters in edited volumes. She has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Mays Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. She is also a board member, lecturer and performer for A Long Walk Home, Inc., a non-profit organization that uses art to educate, inspire, and mobilize young people to end violence against girls and women. Her current book project rethinks Haitian diasporic cultural production by bringing together performance studies, gender studies, and visual culture.

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