Jarrod Hayes

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Steelcase Research Professor, professor of French

Office Location(s): 4220 MLB 1275
Phone: 734.647.2670
hayesj@umich.edu

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
  • About

    “Reading across the Color Line: Racialization in the French Americas”

    "Reading across the Color Line: Racialization in the French Americas" undertakes a comparative study of literary texts from the French Americas (Louisiana and the Caribbean), in which racial difference is less visible as skin color and whose resistance to Anglo-American definitions of race encourages us to understand these definitions as historically contingent. In these texts representations of race become legible only after readers relinquish Anglo-American assumptions about a racial binary based on the “one-drop rule.”

  • Education
    • B.A., Emory University 1988
    • M.A., The City University of New York 1993
    • Ph.D., The City University of New York 1996