Emily Sahakian teaches theatre history/theory and community-based theatre. She is jointly appointed with Romance Languages, where she teaches French and Francophone literature. She specializes in Francophone Caribbean theatre, and her broader research interests include African diaspora theatre, intercultural theatre, post-colonial and transnational theatre and theory, French-language theatre, race and performance, and translation for the stage. She is the author of Staging Creolization: Women's Theatre and Performance from the French Caribbean (New World Studies Series, University of Virginia Press, 2017), Professor Sahakian is the author of essays on Francophone Caribbean theatre and a forthcoming book chapter on French stage adaptations of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. With Dr. Andrew Daily at the University of Memphis, she is preparing a critical edition and translation of Histoire de nègre, a Martinican play created collaboratively under Edouard Glissant’s direction.