Michael Wiedorn is Associate Professor of French in the School of Modern Languages. Previously he served as an Assistant Professor at St. Edward’s University and as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Tulane University, after receiving his Ph.D. from the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. His book, Think Like an Archipelago: Paradox in the Work of Edouard Glissant, was published by the State University of New York Press in 2018. Other publications have appeared in The International Journal of Francophone Studies, Callaloo, the annual publication of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies, and The Encyclopedia of the Novel, as well as in edited volumes in English and French. In 2014 he led a group of Atlanta-area public school educators to Dakar, Senegal under the aegis of a Fulbright-Hays/ US Department of Education Group Projects Abroad grant. Among others, Michael has offered courses on historical narratives by women writers in the Caribbean and the Maghreb, on African Cinema, and on French business culture and French civilization.