About the Author: Johanna Montlouis-Gabriel
Johanna Montlouis-Gabriel is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University. She obtained her PhD in Romance Languages from the University of Georgia in December 2018. She is the author of a peer-reviewed article entitled “Reading ‘Hairstory’ in Léonora Miano and Rokhaya Diallo’s works” in Etudes Littéraires Africaines (forthcoming June 2019). She also published an interview with Amandine Gay in The French Review (forthcoming March 2019). Her research focuses on the self-representation of women and their bodies in the French public space through art as broadly defined, particularly through literature and performance. She examines the function of art as an outlet to fight against discrimination, sexism, racism and systemic oppression.