Régine Michelle Jean-Charles

Régine Michelle Jean-Charles is a feminist literary scholar and currently Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African Diaspora Studies at Boston College. Her scholarship and teaching on world literatures in French includes work on Black France, Sub-Saharan Africa, Haiti and the Haitian diaspora. She also teaches classes on race and gender like “Where #blacklivesmatter Meets #metoo” and “Black Feminisms 101.” She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and an AM and PhD from Harvard University.  She has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Mays Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Her first book, Conflict Bodies:  The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary (Ohio State University Press: 2014) examines theoretical, visual, and literary texts in order to challenge the dominant views of sexual violence. She has authored numerous publications that have appeared in books, edited volumes, and peer-reviewed journals. Her current research focuses on black feminist ethics in contemporary Haitian literature.