Johanna Montlouis-Gabriel

Assistant Professor

Foreign Languages and Literatures Department

North Carolina State University

Withers Hall

101 Lampe Drive

Raleigh, NC, 27607

jmontlo [at] ncsu [dot] edu

Full CV in French and in English available for download below.

Curriculum Vitae (Abbreviated)


2018 (awarded)

Ph.D. in Romance Languages, French and Francophone Studies, The University of Georgia.

Dissertation: Francophone Feminine narratives: Identity, Bodies and Visual Representations in the Francophone World

Committee: Dr. Rachel Gabara & Dr. Emily Sahakian (co-chairs) Dr. Catherine Jones, Dr. Subha Xavier.

2012 – 2014

M.A. of Arts in French Language and Literature, North Carolina State University

Master’s thesis title: “Marie-Sophie Laborieux: femme “potomitan” au coeur  de la société martiniquaise”.

2012 – 2014

Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching

Participant in 2-year leadership at North Carolina State University, teaching and learning development program including workshops, classroom observations, personal assessments and pedagogy oriented talks. Program culminated in the creation of a teaching and professional portfolio.

2011 & 2017

Maîtrise (M.A.) in American Civilization & Francophone Literature and Cultural Studies, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France

M1 American Civilization and Culture (2011)
M2 Francophone Literature and Cultural Studies (2017)

2007 – 2010

Licence (or B.A.) in English and American Language, Literature and Culture, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France

Degree received with mention “Bien”


Ouvrir la voix (Amandine Gay): Opening One’s Eyes to Today’s Afropeans

Reading Hairstories and Hairitages’ in Léonora Miano and Rokhaya Diallo’s Works

Interview with Amandine Gay on Ouvrir la voix: Visibility and Representation in Afro-Feminine Landscape of France

Ouvrir la voix by Amandine Gay (review)

Grants, Honors and Awards

2019 – 2020

Faculty Research and Professional Development Grant, North Carolina State University

FRPD was established to assist faculty in initiating research and professional development activities. The primary objective of this program is to provide seed funding to individual investigators to jump-start larger awards and grants from outside agencies.

2017 – 2018

Dolores Artau Scholarship – The Department of Romance Languages, The University of Georgia

Awards given to graduate students on the basis of academic excellence and to help them make progress toward their degree.

Spring & Summer 2017

The Graduate School’s Dean’s Award – The Graduate School, The University of Georgia

The Graduate School Dean’s Award helped me go to Montreal, Canada for a week to interview Amandine Gay, do some research at the gender research institute and to go to Avignon, France to see the play “F(l)ammes” by Ahmed Madani and interview the actresses of the cast.

Spring 2017

Willson Center Graduate Research Award – Willson Center for Humannities and Arts, The University of Georgia.

The Graduate Research award provided support for a month-long archival research at the Archives Nationales d’Outre Mer in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Spring 2017

3MT People’s Choice Award Winner – The Graduate School, The University of Georgia.

Competition in which doctoral students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis or dissertation topic and its significance to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

2013 – 2014

Outstanding Graduate Student – Foreign Languages and Literatures Department, North Carolina State University.

2013 – 2014

Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award – The Graduate School, North Carolina State University.

The award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching provides a grant to the student who has demonstrated exceptional ability in classroom education and preparation. This individual is identified by their outstanding performance in the classroom and their ability to go above and beyond their call of duty. They have showcased an exceptional ability to design, administer and effectively teach college level course work.

2012 – 2013

Outstanding Graduate Student – Foreign Languages and Literatures Department, North Carolina State University.

Teaching Experience

2019 – Present

North Carolina State University

FLF 102, FLF 201, FLF 308 (Contemporary French Cultures), FLF 595 (Paris Postcolonial), FLF 492-592 (World Tour & Literature in French), FLF 520 (Literary and Cultural Theory).

2014 – 2018

The University of Georgia

FREN 1001, FREN 2001, FREN 2002, FREN 2030 (Practical French Conversation), FREN 3010 (French Conversation and composition), FREN 3080 (French Culture and Civilization), FREN 4150 (Business French), FREN 4080 (French Migrant Literature)


2016 – 2018

Graduate Student Mentor

Helped set goals and work toward achieving them by guiding four mentees about various resources available on campus, as the need arises, served as a positive social and academic guide by supporting mentees with their involvement in the Romance Languages department and on campus, provided an environment that supports constructive feedback.


Resident Language Coordinator for the French Language Community, Mary Lyndon Hall at UGA.

Taught Practical French Conversation course and organized cultural activities for the residents. Led the French Table, an informal, weekly gathering of Francophones in Athens, GA.airs) Dr. Catherine Jones, Dr. Subha Xavier.

2016 and 2017

Assistant Director of UGA en France, Study Abroad Program in Montpellier, France at UGA

Advertised the program on campus, conducted students’ interviews, co-conducted interviews of faculty and teaching assistant for the pedagogical team, organized online orientation session, facilitated excursions, class discussions, created content of courses.

2016 and 2017

Crossroads Conference Organizing Committee, Department of Romance Languages at UGA

Annual graduate student conference led by graduate students at the Romance Languages Department. Served twice as the main leader on the Organization Committee. Wrote grant and funding requests, arranged a keynote speaker visit, selected abstracts, organized and moderated a panel.


Colloquium Series Organizing Committee, Department of Romance Languages at UGA

Member of the Organizing Committee to put together Friday presentations led by faculty and graduate students, sponsored by Graduate Student Organization. Shared responsibility for advertising, booking and scheduling of events.


French: Native Speaker

English: Near-Native Proficiency

French-Based Creole (Martinique): Heritage Speaker

Spanish: Good Proficiency

Portuguese: Fair Comprehension (with a dictionary)