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Isabel Bradley,

Isabel Bradley

I am a PhD candidate on the French and Francophone track. My work is broadly framed by currents of decolonial thought and their intersections with environmental studies in the Francophone Caribbean. I study the ways in which modes of being, sensory perception, and historicity emerge from embodied engagements with ecologies such as subsistence plots, plantation monocultures, mornes, and oceans. Grounded in French-language natural historical texts, visual and cartographic materials, and Caribbean literatures, my dissertation project traces the role of the manioc root in sustaining relational, counter-plantation modes of being human from the 16th-century to the present. I have held research fellowships at the John Carter Brown Library and the Library Company of Philadelphia and spent a visiting semester at the École normale supérieure in Paris.

At Duke, I have taught French 101, 102, 203, and 327S.

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