Sandie Blaise

Sandie Blaise

Student

As a PhD candidate in French and Francophone Studies, I specialize in contemporary literatures and cultures from the Caribbean, with a specific interest in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora. My dissertation, directed by Professor Laurent Dubois, explores the production and circulation of global literary works and identities across the French-speaking world and in contiguous languages like Haitian Creole.

For the 2018-2019 year, I am the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Graduate Assistant, and will be working closely with Professor Deb Reisinger on innovation in language programming through community engagement and entrepreneurship.

Originally from France, I also obtained an M.A. in Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom.

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Graduate Assistantship awarded by Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative (2018 to 2019)

Summer Research Fellowship awarded by Duke University (2018)

Conference Travel Grant awarded by Duke Graduate School (2018)

Mellon Conference Travel Grant awarded by Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2018)

Reese Fellowship for American Bibliography awarded by Bibliographical Society of America (2017)

Conference Travel Grant awarded by Duke Graduate School (2016)

Summer Research Fellowship awarded by Duke University (2016)

Hahn Teaching with Technology Grant awarded by Pomona College (2011)