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“Refreshing and inimitable”: Régine Jean-Charles leaves BC, heads to Northeastern

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Regine Jean-Charles, Assistant Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences

The Heights, September 2021

Régine Jean-Charles—who spent 13 years as a professor, mentor, and colleague at Boston College—accepted a position as a full professor at Northeastern University this summer.

Jean-Charles first came to BC in 2008 after receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard University. “I remember when she was first hired right out of Harvard, as a new Ph.D. who was filled with energy and enthusiasm,” Akua Sarr, vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs, said. “We were so excited to get her and she has never lost that energy that she came to us with.”

Jean-Charles co-taught the first-year Complex Problems course “Where #blacklivesmatter Meets #metoo: Violence and Representation in the African Diaspora” with Shawn McGuffey, associate professor of sociology and African & African Diaspora Studies (AADS). She also taught a summer course in Paris, called “Paris Noir,” and various courses on Black feminism, rape culture, and Francophone feminist literature of the African Diaspora. 

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