Jeanne Jégousso received her Ph.D. in French Studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Starting July 2019, she will occupy the position of Assistant Professor at Hollins University (VA). During her tenure as President of the Graduate Student Caucus of the Modern Languages she coordinated workshops on the digital humanities, organized panels at the Modern Language Association annual meeting, and published interviews with prominent academics to discuss the evolution of the humanities. In March 2018, she was a member of the organizational committee for the international colloquium “Édouard Glissant, Radiance and Obscurity” in Martinique. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, she has organized interdisciplinary panels at national and international conferences, and she co-directed the film Au jour le jour, which portrayed the quotidian realities of Haitians living in Port-au Prince during the Presidential election of 2014. Her academic interests include Oceanic Studies, French and Francophone Literature, and Postcolonial Studies. Her current research focuses on utilizing Édouard Glissant's theoretical concepts to analyze the literary works of contemporary Caribbean authors.