Aude Jehan-Robert received her PhD jointly from the University of Geneva and from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Sciences Sociales in Paris. An accomplished expert on contemporary France and Europe, Cultural and Transnational Studies, her current research projects focus on the idea of “racism” in contemporary French and francophone literature; the development of Afro-French identities; and the rise of populism. She has held several positions in international organizations and in academia. She served as French Embassy Fellow at Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and as a visiting scholar at New York University and at the University of California. email: