Marjorie Salvodon, PhD

Associate Dean, Experiential Learning, Global Education & Public Impact, College of Arts and Sciences; Professor, History, Language & Global Culture

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  • PhD, Brown University
  • MA, Brown University
  • BA, Mount Holyoke College

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Francophone Novel (from the Caribbean, France, Sub-Saharan Africa, Maghreb, and Vietnam)
  • Translation
  • Creative Writing



  • The Infamous Rosalie by Evelyne Trouillot. Translated by M.A. Salvodon. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2013.
  • Fictions of Childhood: The Roots of Identity in Contemporary French Narratives. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008.
  • Zoom In, Zoom Out: Crossing Borders in Contemporary European Cinema. Co-edited with Sandra Barriales-Bouche. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.
  • Tomboy. Nina Bouraoui. Translated by Marjorie Attignol Salvodon and Jehanne-Marie Gavarini. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • “Les frontières du corps identitaire: Garçon manqué de Nina Bouraoui.” Celaan Review (2005):136-144.
  • “Negotiating Cultural Identity and Geographical Space in Passages.” Migrating Words and Worlds, ed. E. Anthony Hurley. New Jersey: Africa World Press, 1999. 87-98.
  • “In Between Borders: Writing Exile in Ton beau capitaine.” Purdue Romance Language Annual VIII (1997): 130-133.

Essays/Book Reviews

  • “Black France: Colonialism, Immigration and Transnationalism by Dominic Thomas.” The French Review 81.4 (March 2008): 769-770.
  • “Betrayal, Belonging, and Unbelonging in The Pagoda.” Wasafiri 34 (Autumn 2001): 72-73.
  • “Conflicting Origins: Memory in the Invention of Guadeloupean Genealogy – Désirada by Maryse Condé.” Callaloo 22 (1999): 249-252.
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Courses Taught

  • ENG-130 - Introduction to Literature
  • FR-101 - Elementary French I
  • FR-102 - Elementary French II
  • FR-510 - Independent Study
  • SF-1166 - Global Challenges on Film
  • SF-H1166 - Honors Global Challenges Film