Assistant Professor of French
Erika V. Serrato (Ph.D. in French, Emory University) is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies in the Department of Romance Studies. Her research focuses on intellectual and aesthetic exchanges between the Francophone, Hispanic, and Anglophone Caribbean, namely on questions of indigeneity, memory, language, and the environment. She has published in sx salon, Women in French, a chapter on Afro-Cuban poet Jesús Cos Cause in Racialized Visions: Haiti and the Hispanic Caribbean, as well as “Writing Amerindian Ayiti: Edwidge Danticat’s Reclaimed Memory and Shifting Homes,” a chapter that appears in the edited volume Narrating History, Home, and Dyaspora. She’s also co-founder of the Caribbean collective Kwazman vwa. She is currently working on a book manuscript regarding indigeneity in the French-speaking Caribbean.