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Johanna Montlouis-Gabriel

Asst Professor

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Withers Hall 407


My research focuses on the self-representation of women and their bodies in the French public space. My research offers an in-depth look at literature, performance and art in general as outlets to fight against discrimination, sexism, racism and systemic oppression in a “color-blind” country like France. My work also focuses on contemporary French articulations of Afro-feminism as well as its history.

Office Hours

  • Tue: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thu: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Or By Appointment




“Interview with Amandine Gay on “Ouvrir la voix”: Visibility and Representation in Afro-Feminine Landscape of France,” The French Review, 92(3), (March 2019): 180-189.

“Reading “Hairstories” and “Hairitages’” in Léonora Miano and Rokhaya Diallo’s Works,” ELA, Etudes Littéraires Africaines, no. 47, (August 2019): 85-99.

“Ouvrir la voix (Amandine Gay): Opening One’s Eyes to Today’s Afropeans,” Essays in French Literature and Culture, (October 2019): 109-125.


“Ouvrir La Voix.” Esprit Créateur, vol. 58, no. 2, Summer 2018, 140.


B.A. English and American Language, Literature and Culture Université Jean Monnet in Saint-Etienne, France 2007

M.A. Foreign Languages and Literatures North Carolina State University 2014

Ph.D. Romance Languages The University of Georgia 2018