"Perilous Crossings: Shipwrecks, Migrations, and the Global Pursuit of Hope"

Professor Francoise Lionnet will present the 114th Faculty Research Lecture. There will be a reception immediately following the presentation.

Monday, April 15, 2013
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Schoenburg Hall
Schoenberg Music Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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 Comparison, in progress.

African Studies Center asc@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): , The Los Angeles Division of the Academic Senate of the University of California.