Director, African Studies Center; Professor, French & Francophone Studies, Comparative Literature and Gender Studies
Department: Comparative Literature French and Francophone Studies Department of Gender Studies
African Studies Center / Department of French & Francophone Studies
10244 Bunche Hall / 212 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310 / 90095-1550
Campus mailcode: 131003 / 155003
Tel: 310-825-3779 / 310-206-6096
Fax: 310-206-2250 / 310-825-9754
Keywords: Africa, African Cinema, African Diaspora, African literatures, African popular cultures, Black Atlantic, Cultural Studies, Francophone Africa, Francophone Literature, Gender, Humanities, Literature, Middle East, Near East, Politics, Post-Colonial African Literature, UCLA, Women's Studies
Françoise Lionnet is Director of the UCLA African Studies Center and Professor in the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies. Lionnet teaches French, Francophone, and comparative literatures at UCLA, and co-directs the Mellon postdoctoral program “Cultures in Transnational Perspective.” She is president of the American Comparative Literature Association (2011-12). Lionnet has also served as Chair of the Department of French and Francophone Studies, Interim Associate Dean of the UCLA International Institute, and Director of the Global Studies Postdoctoral Program. Her books include Postcolonial Representations: Women, Literature, Identity and Autobiographical Voices: Race, Gender, Self-Portraiture, the co-edited volumes Minor Transnationalism and The Creolization of Theory, Interlocutions critiques and Le su, l’incertain: Décalages et cosmopolitiques créoles (the latter two to be published in Mauritius in July 2012), and The Indies, Otherwise: Creolization and Transcolonial Compariso, in progress.
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