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Jossette Bailey

Ph.D. Student

At UNC since 2017
Dey Hall 219


  • M.A., French and Francophone Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2019

Thesis title: “Bodies Consuming and Consumed in Germinal and Mont-Oriol

  • B.A., French Language and Literature, Oakland University, 2016
  • About Jossette

    Jossette's research is focused on contemporary literature and the environmental humanities within and beyond the francophone world. She is particularly interested in posthumanism, water and islands, ruins, waste, extraction, and petrocultures.  Since her arrival she has been an active participant in the Graduate Romance Association and, more recently, has been serving as the graduate student liaison for the department's Accessibility Resources Interest Group. In 2018 and 2019 Jossette worked as a co-organizer to bring the Tournées French Film Festival to UNC.


  • Northeast Modern Language Association, March 2021 “The Creole Cyborg: Suzanne Césaire’s Homme-plante and the Haitian Art of Tire-machèt
  • Carolina Conference for Romance Studies, March 2021 “Fembots Have Feelings, Too: Betrayal by Feminized AI in Science Fiction”
  • UNC Art History Graduate Organization’s Symposium in Art History, September 2019 “1789 in the 1970’s: Performing and Witnessing the French Revolution”
  • Awards & Honors

  • Jacques Hardré Summer Fellowship. Department of Romance Studies. UNC - CH. 2021
  • Travel Award. Department of Romance Studies. UNC – CH. 2021
  • Typical Courses Taught

  • FREN 101 – Elementary French I
  • FREN 102 – Elementary French II
  • FREN 105 – French for High Beginners