Hello and welcome!

My name is Cécile and I am a PhD candidate and Doctoral Assistant with the English Department at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. My research project investigates the representations of, and resistance to, violence against Indigenous women in Louise Erdrich (Ojibwe), Frances Washburn (Dakota / Anishinaabe), Eden Robinson (Haisla / Heiltsuk), and Katherena Vermette (Métis). Accordingly, my research interests are Indigenous literatures, critical ethnic studies, critical legal studies, feminist theories, as well as gender and queer studies.

When I do not work on my research, I am also an enthusiastic teacher of North American literatures and cultures. I furthermore like to invest my time in scientific associations as well as institutional matters.

At the moment, I am working on my first dissertation chapter on the law in The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Simultaneously, I am writing an article on the deconstruction of private property in Linda Hogan’s (Chickasaw) Mean Spirit to be published in SPELL (Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature) in spring 2020.