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.
• 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
• 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
- Performance and Personhood in Caribbean Literature: From Alexis to the Digital Age. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2016.
- "Sexile's Counterpathological Pedagogies at the Intersections of Trans*, Exile, and HIV-Prevention Experience." Feminist Formations (Summer 2019)
- "We Won't be in Sync, But We Will be Together: The Belonging of Slow Walking." Dancer Citizen 6 (May 2018)
- "Twitter's and @douenislands's Ambiguous Paths." sx archipelagos (May 2016): DOI 10.7916/D8S46S1S
- "Re-reading the Diminutive: Caribbean Chaos Theory in Wilson Harris, Édouard Glissant, and Antonio Benítez-Rojo." Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 46 (March 2015): 20-36.
- "Literary Tourism, Littérature Monde, and the Ethics of Conversation in Ernest Pépin's L'Envers du décor." International Journal of Francophone Studies 12.2/3 (December 2009): 289-304.
- "Hom(e)ing Devices: Locating Identity in the Work of Tassadit Imache." French Review 77.6 (May 2004): 1140-50.