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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 Postcolonial 19th Century French literature.

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

During his coursework at UT, he worked toward a Graduate Portfolio in Middle Eastern Studies. He also speaks Spanish and completed 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 a novel by Maïssa Bey previously won the 2019 “Recherche au Présent” prize at the 20th- and 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies Colloquium.