Junior faculty at the University of Arizona-Tucson
Aurélia received her Ph.D. in Francophone Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is currently working as a junior faculty at the University of Arizona-Tucson and teaches courses in Francophone Literatures, Cultures, and Civilizations. Her research focuses upon the intertwining of myths, religion(s) and politics in literature, theatre and cinema of the black Atlantic. She is currently expanding her dissertation into a monograph that investigates female figurations of Christ in twentieth and twenty-first century black Atlantic literature, theatre and cinema. She also runs a program in interactive theatre (Talk-it-OUT!) that invites students and the community to explore and discuss discrimination and diversity issues in contemporary U.S.A.