Hello and welcome!

My name is Cécile and I am a PhD candidate and Doctoral Assistant at 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 (Lakota), Eden Robinson (Haisla / Heiltsuk), and Katherena Vermette (Métis). More broadly, my research interests are Indigenous literatures, critical ethnic studies, decolonial studies, critical legal studies, feminist theories, as well as gender and queer studies.

I am also an enthusiastic teacher of North American literatures and cultures and like to invest my time in scientific associations as well as institutional matters.

Currently, I am writing on my second dissertation chapter on the feminist politics of storytelling in Frances Washburn’s Elsie’s Business. I am also working on two forthcoming writing projects: a book chapter on Stephen Graham Jones’s All the Beautiful Sinners and Not for Nothing to be published in 2021 in an anthology on Indigenous popular culture and an article on the representation of violence against women in Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire mystery series and the TV show Longmire to be published in Lateral.