Jacqueline Couti received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in the area of French and Francophone Studies and New World/Transatlantic Studies. She taught at several institutions, including the University of Virginia and the University of Kentucky. At Rice University, she is a core faculty member of the French Studies and the European Studies programs. She is the author of Dangerous Creole Liaisons (2016) and her current book project is entitled Sex, Sea, and Self: Sexuality and Nationalism in French Caribbean Discourses 1924-1948. She is also co-editor for a special issue on Afroféminisme for the Essays in French Literature and Culture (2019).