Valentin Duquet is a 2nd year French Studies 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.

He first completed an MA in American Studies at the Université de Strasbourg; he then spent a year in Michigan teaching French, and continued teaching at Syracuse University for two more years while earning an MA in Francophone Studies focusing on Caribbean Literature and the Algerian Revolution.

His current research revolves around concepts of Frenchness and Otherness, and he is working towards a Graduate Portfolio in Middle Eastern Studies. He also speaks Spanish and completed year II of the Arabic language track at UT.

Research Interests:
France in/and the Méditerranée; French Fascism and Orientalism; the Midi; 19th–21st century