JEANNE JÉGOUSSO, Public Relations Manager
She received her BA from François Rabelais University in Tours, France with a dual major in French Literature and Teaching French as a Second Language and a minor in Visual Arts and Theater. Jeanne completed her MA in French at LSU in 2014. She created the program "LSU in Guadeloupe" in 2015. She is the President of the Graduate Student Caucus of the Modern Languages.
Her academic interests include: Francophone literature, Caribbean Studies and folklore, Oceanic and Postcolonial studies, Louisiana's history, literature, and folkore, Trinidadian history (XIX century), Caribbean anthropology, French Cinema.
EMILY O'DELL, Grant researcher, Archivist
Emily received her BA in French with a minor in Comparative Literature from University of California, Santa Barbara and her MA in French Studies at Louisiana State University. She is currently a PhD student in Comparative Literature at Louisiana State University researching representations of children and childhood in 20th and 21st century fiction from the French, Spanish, and English speaking Caribbean and diaspora. She is the 1st Vice President of the Graduate Student Caucus of the Modern Languages.
Her academic interests include: Postcolonial studies, Caribbean studies, Folklore, Religious studies, Anthropology, French and Francophone literature, and Cultural studies.