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Valentin Duquet is a PhD student and Assistant Instructor at the University of Texas at Austin. He was born in Montbéliard in eastern France. He works on 19th- and early-20th-century French Literature through a Cultural History lens. His dissertation looks at space and religion in colonial Algeria.

Before starting at UT in 2018, he earned an M.A. in French & Francophone Studies at Syracuse University. Valentin has been teaching French for several years, in Syracuse as well as at Kalamazoo College, in Michigan.

During his coursework at UT, he completed the Graduate Portfolio in Middle Eastern Studies. He also speaks Spanish and finished year II of the intensive Arabic language track at UT.

His most recent peer-reviewed article is published in Contemporary French & Francophone Studies 24.3This paper on earthquakes and/as terrorism in Algeria previously won the 2019 “Recherche au Présent” prize at the 20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone Studies Colloquium.