A. Véronique Charles

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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University

A. Véronique Charles completed her doctorate in Comparative Literature and Literary Studies with a certificate in Africana Studies. Her dissertation entitled Writing Atlantic–African Slavery The Middle Passage in Continental Terms engages in a comparative study of literary figurations and institutional records of Atlantic slavery in Africa. 

Prior to pursuing a doctorate, Charles earned a MPhil from Université Paris VIII Vincennes/Saint Denis in Comparative Literature with Highest Honors and a B.A. from Smith College in Afro-American Studies and Philosophy. Charles’s research has benefited from numerous grants, fellowships, honorable mentions, and distinctions from the Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, the School of Arts and Sciences at University of Pennsylvania, the Laura Bassi Foundation, New York Public Library, Institute for Citizens and Scholars, the Ford Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the American Council of Learned Societies.