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Regine Michelle Jean-Charles

professor, Boston College

Rgine Michelle Jean-Charles is an Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Romance Languages and Literatures at Boston College and a former Mellon-Mays Fellow. Her current book manuscript is on the gender violence in Caribbean and African literatures and cultures. She is also a board member and performer for A Long Walk Home, Inc., a non-profit organization that uses art therapy, the visual and performing arts to document, to educate, and to bring about social change by helping victims of trauma heal as well as to increase public awareness about community violence. She is the author of "Battles on Bodies: Staging Rape and the Democratic Republic of Congo in Lynn Nottage's Ruined."