Hi, I am Dr. Johanna Montlouis-Gabriel!

Assistant Professor of French at North Carolina State University

Who I am What I do

Bonjour et Bienvenue

I am an Assistant Professor of French at the Ohio State University. My primary area of research looks at Afro-feminist creative practices in contemporary France as articulated by Black French womxn writers, actors and activists. 

I am currently at work on a book manuscript tentatively titled The Afro-Feminist Creative Praxis of Black French Women. In it, the literary, performative, and filmic pieces that I explore challenge stereotypes associated with portrayals of Black women and their bodies in postcolonial France and media and propose new pedagogical interventions with which Black women create community and unity in an ostensibly color-blind country that seeks to enforce a universalist agenda.

I was recently awarded The Camargo Foundation Fellowship in Cassis, France to finish my manuscript in the Spring of 2022. Learn about it here.

About me

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You should also know…

I was born and raised in France, my parents are from Martinique, and I’ve been splitting my time between the USA and France since 2011. I am proud to share all of these cultures that are part of me in and out of the classroom!

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