Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François is the Marian Trygve Freed Early Career Professor in the department of French and Francophone Studies and an Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, and Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Poétiques de la violence et récits francophones contemporains (Brill, 2017) and has published numerous articles in scholarly journals such as the PMLA, the International Journal of Francophone StudiesNouvelles études francophones and Contemporary French & Francophone Studies. He is currently at work on a second book project that focuses primarily on contemporary Indian Ocean literary and cultural studies and on the creolization models from this region.