Sophie Maríñez is Associate Professor of French and Spanish at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, and a former Faculty Fellow at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the Graduate Center (CUNY). She holds a PhD in French from the Graduate Center, where she studied with Édouard Glissant, Francesca Sautman, and Domna Stanton. She is the author of the NEH-funded monograph Mademoiselle de Montpensier: Writings, Châteaux, and Female Self-Construction in Early Modern France (Brill/Rodopi, 2017) and the co-editor of J’essaie de vous parler de ma patrie (Mémoire d’encrier, 2018), a translation into French of Haitian-Dominican Jacques Viau Renaud’s poetry. Her groundbreaking article “Poética de la Relación en Dominicanish de Josefina Baez” (Revista La Torre, 2005) in which she draws from Glissant’s concept of Relation to examine dominant discourses of Dominican national identity, has been widely cited in scholarship on Dominican identity and literature. Her recent research on Haitian-Dominican relations has appeared in Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Chemins Critiques, Revista Mexicana del Caribe, and The Cambridge History of Latino/a Literature (2018). She has also published poetry in The Caribbean Writer, Small Axe Literary Salon, and The Cincinnati Romance Review, and has translated into French poetry by Jacques Viau Renaud and celebrated Dominican authors Julia Alvarez and Frank Baez. She is currently working on a book-length monograph on the French Caribbean and the dynamics between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Prior to her position at CUNY, she held a two-year visiting faculty position in French at Vassar College (2010-2012). Of French and Dominican background, she worked as an actress, a translator, a journalist and, from 1997 to 2000, a Cultural Counselor at the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Mexico.