Stéphanie Bérard Bio

Stéphanie Bérard specializes in Francophone Caribbean Drama. She earned her doctorate at the University of Minnesota and at the Université de Provence and taught for ten years in the US (Bowdoin College, Bates College, University of Virginia) and in Canada (Ryerson University). Her research deals with Caribbean literature and culture (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti) and is situated at the crossroads of Postcolonial and Theater Studies. She is the author of two books: Le Théâtre-Monde de José Pliya (Paris: Editions Honoré Champion, 2015) and Théâtres des Antilles: traditions et scènes contemporaines (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2009) translated and published in English by Caribbean Studies Press (Florida, 2014). She has co-edited Emergences Caraïbes: une création théâtrale archipélique (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2010), and has published extensively on the history of Caribbean theater, Creole and French, oral tradition, rituals (gwoka drum music and dance, carnival, voodoo). She is currently a Marie Curie European fellow in the Department of Theater Studies at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris.