Jeannine Murray-Román


French, Spanish

Assistant Professor
Jeannine Murray-Román (PhD Comparative Literature, UCLA) is Assistant Professor of French and Spanish specializing in comparative Caribbean literatures and cultures. Her work is grounded in postcolonial, transnational, and performance studies and her research interest in experimental writing includes digital humanities as well as the interface of oral and performance practices and writing in the regions of the archipelagos in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Her work has appeared in Small Axe, the International Journal of Francophone Studies, and The French Review. Her current research focuses on reparations movements and disaster writing.

Research Interest

20th- and 21st-century Caribbean politics and cultures
Francophone and Latin American studies
Interdisciplinary approaches to literature and the performing arts
Transculturación and transnationalism
Digital Humanities and writing for internet platforms, particularly social media blogging and microblogging
Queer theory
Postcolonial theory

Courses Taught

Comparative Caribbean Literature and Performance --cross-listed with Spanish (Fall 2015)
Sub-Saharan Francophone African Film and Literature (Spring 2016)


Rm. 303, Diffenbaugh