Ashley Williard

Doctoral Candidate in the PhD Program in French

My dissertation, entitled Engendering Islands, analyzes representations of difference in the seventeenth-century French Caribbean. Thanks to a Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship, I am continuing my archival research and writing my dissertation in Paris during the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Doctoral Candidate in the French Program at the Graduate Center, Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Foreign Languages, ESL and Humanities Department at York College, Adjunct Lecturer in the World Languages and Literatures Department at the College of Staten Island


College of Staten Island, CUNY Graduate Center, York College

Academic Interests

Atlantic studies, colonial history, Caribbean literature, gender studies, translation studies