Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Ph.D., University of Toronto
Office: Griffin 462
Phone: (337) 482-5451
Teaching and Research Areas
20th- and 21st-Century French and Francophone Migrant Literature and Cinema, (Franco-) Maghrebi Literature, Visual Arts and Cinema, Beur Literature and Cinema, Transnational and Postcolonial Studies.
Ramona Mielusel is interested in interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to Contemporary French and Francophone Cultural Studies with a special focus on immigration, transnationalism, multiculturalism, postcolonial studies, and identity politics.
She is the author of Langue, espace et (re)composition identitaire dans les oeuvres de Mehdi Charef, Farid Boudjellal et Tony Gatlif (L’Harmattan 2015) and Franco-Maghrebi Artists of the 2000s: Transnational Narratives and Identities (Brill Publishers, 2018), as well as of several articles and book chapters. She co-edited with Dr. Simona Emilia Pruteanu the volume Citizenship and Belonging in France and North America: Multicultural Perspectives on Political, Cultural and Artistic Representations of Immigration (Palgrave Mcmillan, 2020).
Current research includes a new book project entitled Intersectionality of the Body in the works of Franco-Maghrebi Female Contemporary Artists in which she analyzes the interconnection between diverse perceptions of the body seen as a depositary of symbolisms into artistic practices by Franco-Maghrebi contemporary female artists such as Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Zahrin Khalo, Mariem Bouderbala, Lalla Essaydi, Déborah Benzaquen, Fella Tamzali Tahari, Fatima Mazmouz and Zainab Fasiki. She focuses more particularly on the body perceived as a subject/ object of an aesthetic discourse in contemporary artistic manifestations like photography, painting, videos, and installations.
She also coordinates two edited volumes on Artistic (Self)-Representations of Islam and Muslims: Perspectives across France and the Maghreb and Féminismes et sororités dans les productions artistiques françaises et francophones contemporaines, among other projects.