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African-American Studies

Benedicte Boisseron

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Benedicte Boisseron

Associate Professor
LA 440 (406) 243-4004
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Ph.D. in French Literature, Concentration: Francophone Studies, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, U.S.A. Maîtrise in English, Concentration in African-American Literature, Université Paris VII  – Jussieu, France


  • “The Francophone World.” Textbook with Focus Publishing, co-authored with Astrid Billat, under contract.
  • "The Creole Renegade: Rhetoric of Betrayal and Guilt in the Caribbean Diaspora." University Press of Florida, 2014. Honored with "The Nicolas Guillen Outstanding Book Award 2015 " of the Caribbean Philosophical Association.
  • “Voix du monde: nouvelles francophones.” Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, co-edited with Frieda Ekotto, 2011.


  • “After Jacques Derrida (More to Follow): From A-cat-emic to Caliban.“ Yale French Studies, forthcoming.

Current Couses

Advanced Grammar and Composition (FREN 408) Black Women in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century French and Francophone Literature (FREN 494) Body and Confinement in French and Francophone Literature (FREN 300) Emotions in World Literature (ENLT 522) French (FREN 101, 102, 201, 202) Narration, Gender, and Identity in French and English Caribbean Literature (ENLT 522) Race and Racism in Francophone Literature (FREN 494) Survey of Twentieth Century French and Francophone Literature (FREN 313) Testimonial Literature (FREN 494) The History of Colonization through Children’s Narratives (FREN 391)

Teaching Experience

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Exile in Francophone Literature (FRE 274) Family and Individuality in Twentieth Century France (FRE 274) The Figure of the Outsider in French/Francophone Cinema (FRE 272) Women Narratives (FRE 272)

University of Montana

African-American Studies Program

Tobin Miller Shearer, Director

Phone: (406) 243-6225

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812