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Photograph of Charly Verstraet

Charly Verstraet Assistant Professor World Languages and Cultures

PhD, Emory University.
M.A., North Carolina State University.
B.A., Université Catholique de Lille.

Favorite Spot on Campus
le chemin des fleurs
Charly Verstraet's research and teaching interests include Caribbean and Indian Ocean Studies, Environmental Studies, Graphic Novels, Soccer and Politics, and Translation. His co-translation of award-winning Martinican writer Patrick Chamoiseau's Crusoe Footprint (UVA Press, 2022) was a finalist for the 2023 French-American Translation Prize. He is currently working on two book projects: the first is a monograph on the representations of the shoreline in Caribbean literature, painting, and photography; the second is a co-edited volume on graphic narratives of resistance in bande dessinée. He is a founding member of the Kwazman Vwa collective.

Outside of work, I enjoy playing and watching soccer, biking, gardening, and cooking French/Mediterranean cuisine!
For the Media
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Spring 2024

  • FREN-433 French Topics: Global Francophone Ecologies

Fall 2024

  • FREN-433 French Topics: Graphic Storytllng/Soc Justice

  • FREN-434 French Trans:Concepts & Pract