Stéphanie Silvestre is currently a visiting assistant professor at Union College in New York. She has also taught at the Ohio State University. Her dissertation, entitledInsularité, migration et identité au sein de la littérature et du cinéma antillais contemporains, was completed in 2008. She was the recipient of a 2007/2008 Mellon Research/Writing Grant. She presented her paper “Une Approche Féminine de l’Espace Migratoire Parisien chez Thérèse Parise Bernis” at the NeMLA conference in April of 2010.