Delphine Gras is an Associate Professor in the Department of Language and Literature, where she teaches a variety of language and literature courses. A dedicated educator, she has earned FGCU’s 2016 Teaching in Excellence Award and the 2022 Student Success Champion Award. In her research, Dr. Gras specializes in literature of the Americas and the African Diaspora. She was a finalist for the 2011 Vanderbilt ICI book competition on the African Diaspora and has published on various topics including service learning, Shay Youngblood, Nicolás Guillén, Toni Morrison, Edwidge Danticat, and Gisèle Pineau. Dr. Gras recently coedited Reimagining Resistance in Gisèle Pineau’s Works—a book, which explores the unique ways in which this prominent francophone author redefines the concept of resistance, particularly as it relates to gender, race, history, and Antillean identity. Her latest project is a monograph examining the contributions of francophone, hispanophone, and anglophone Black women writers during the first half of the twentieth century.
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