Jeannine Murray-Román

Associate Professor

Jeannine Murray-Román

Contact Information

Office Location
Diffenbaugh 303
Office Hours

Wed 2-3:30 on zoom: and in person by appt.

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 work focuses on walking, speculative poesis, and reparations movements.

Research Interests

20th- and 21st-century Caribbean politics and cultures

Francophone and Latin American studies

Interdisciplinary approaches to literature and the performing arts

Digital Humanities and writing for internet platforms, particularly social media blogging and microblogging

Queer theory

Postcolonial theory & minor transnationalism

Courses Taught

FRW6938 / SPW6934 / FOL5934-01 Caribbean Theories, Comparative Methods (Fall 2015: Performance Studies; Fall 2017: Decolonial Theories; Fall 2019: Speculative Fictions and Theories) 

FRW 4480 / FRW 5765 "Manifesting the Avant-Garde in 20th and 21st century French Art and Activism"

FRW 4770 Sub-Saharan Francophone African Film and Literature (Spring 2016)

SPW 4930 Puerto Rico: Policy and Poetry

Selected Publications