Waterville, ME, USA
Dr. Bénédicte Mauguière is Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Colby College, Maine.
Dr. Mauguière has an extensive experience in teaching and research in the following areas of expertise: Québec Studies, Francophone Studies of the Americas, Diaspora and Transcultural Studies, Francophone Cultures and Literatures of the Indian Ocean (Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles, Comoros), and Women and Gender Studies.
She has also offered seminars on J. M. G. Le Clézio, the Nobel Laureate in Literature in 2008. Dr. Mauguière is a noted expert in her field, having published two books, numerous articles in university presses and academic journals in North America, Europe, South Asia, and the East Indies, and she widely lectures throughout the world. Her research focuses on issues of displacement, minoritization, loss, memory, and identity in transnational, transcultural and diasporic literatures in novels by writers such as Anne Hébert, Ying Chen, Ananda Devi, and J. M. G. Le Clézio. Her most recent publication deals with Cajun and Franco-American literary emergence in French vernaculars, particularly theatre.
In addition to her academic position as Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Chair of the Department of french and Italian at Colby College, Dr. Bénédicte Mauguière currently serves as Vice President for the Americas of the Association internationale des études québécoises (AIEQ). She is also the Past Executive Director of the Conseil International d'Études Francophones (CIEF).