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Ph.D. Student in Comparative Literature

Advised by Professor Hassan Melehy

At UNC Since 2015


B.A., English Literature and French Language and Literature, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2014


Chelsea, or Che to her friends and colleagues, is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Comparative Literature department. After teaching English at a vocational high school in Orange, France, Che is excited to return to academic life and use her experiences to inform her work as a TA for FREN 101.

While her general interests include portrayals of women in varied media, from literature to comic books to television, she hopes to expand her research on post-war Transatlantic feminism, modernism, and mourning to include Franco-Arabic women writers, filmmakers, and artists using the elegy to create a common, cross-cultural female space in conflicting patriarchal societies.