Nathalie Batraville

Research Associate, Lecturer

Postdoctoral Fellow

Nathalie Batraville is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Dartmouth whose main objects of inquiry are literature and history, with a focus on anticolonialism, Black feminist and queer theory, and cultural formations of the Black Atlantic. Since completing her PhD in French at Yale University in May 2016, she has begun a new project that seeks to situate and theorize Black feminist writing and politics in the Caribbean, France, and Quebec. She is also working on a monograph that conceptualizes liberation and revolution beyond independence, by taking Haiti – the “longest neocolonial experiment in the history of the West” (Michel-Rolph Trouillot) – as a point of departure. The book builds on the critical lens and the lucidity of poets and novelists who were active in Haiti during François Duvalier’s dictatorship (1957-1971), particularly Marie Vieux-Chauvet, Davertige, Francis Séjour-Magloire, and Jacqueline Beaugé. Batraville’s scholarship has appeared in The CLR James Journal (Special issue: Black Canadian Thought) and Francophone Postcolonial Studies, and is forthcoming in Small Axe and Tangeance. As part of her commitment to public humanities and liberatory pedagogies, she has designed this year a series of workshops called Project X that supports Black collective action at Dartmouth and in the Upper Valley.

Department:
French and Italian
Education:
B.A McGill University
M.A Queen's University, Kingston
Ph.D Yale University