Postdoctoral Fellow

Jean-Baptiste, Shanna

Shanna Jean-Baptiste is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of French and a Fellow at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis. She earned a joint PhD in French and African American Studies from Yale University in 2020. Her research and teaching interests include Francophone West African and Caribbean literatures, particularly Haitian literature; identity formation and gender politics; visual art and music; and Afrofuturist aesthetics in the Francophone world. She is currently working on a book manuscript, entitled (Un)Belonging: Aliens in Haitian Literature, that charts a literary history of national belonging and unbelonging and traces a genealogy of anticolonial and anti-imperial discourses in nineteenth-century Haitian literature and history. Starting fall of 2021, Shanna will join the Department of French as an Assistant Professor.