Dr Charlotte Hammond
Lecturer in French
I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (2016-19) based at Cardiff School of Modern Languages. My current research project examines the resistance of women garment and textile workers in the Francophone and Creolophone Caribbean.
More broadly, my research interests centre on Francophone colonial and postcolonial studies. I am particularly interested in the history and legacies of French colonialism and slavery in the Caribbean and how the ongoing effects of these processes are explored and reimagined through the aesthetics of a wide range of contemporary visual and material media, including film, art, performance and dress. I have publications in the Journal of Haitian Studies and Women and Performance and am working on a book entitled Imaging the Invisibles: the Fabrication of Gender in the Francophone Caribbean to be published with Liverpool University Press in 2018.
I currently co-lead (with Dr Rhian Atkin) the Bodies and Borders research theme within the School of Modern Languages.
I joined Cardiff School of Modern Languages in 2014 after completing my PhD in the departments of Drama and French at Royal Holloway, University of London. During my PhD I spent a year conducting research and teaching at l’Université des Antilles et de la Guyane in Martinique. Whilst in the Caribbean I was a participating artist at the 2011 Ghetto Biennale, held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I have an MA in Theatre Design and in 2013 worked as a visiting lecturer at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama teaching Postcolonial Theatre. Prior to my doctoral studies, I have worked in the areas of costume design and video editing.
- Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies
- Haitian Studies Association
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- Mar 2017: Caribbean Traffic Symposium, ILAS, London, UK
- Nov 2016: Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies Annual Conference, London, UK
- Nov 2016: Haitian Studies Association Annual Conference, Cap-Haitien, Haiti
- July 2016: Society for Caribbean Studies Annual Conference, University of Newcastle, UK
- July 2015: Society for French Studies Annual Conference, Cardiff University, UK
- June 2015: Caribbean Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA
- Nov 2013: Haitian Studies Association Annual Conference, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
- Oct 2013: KOSANBA International Colloquium X, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA., USA
Nov 2012: Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies Annual Conference, London, UK
May 2012: Caribbean Studies Association Annual Conference, Gosier, Guadeloupe
- March 2012: ‘Gender and Culture' Research Group, Centre de Recherche sur les Pouvoirs Locaux dans la Caraïbe (CRPLC), L’ Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Martinique
July 2011: Society for Caribbean Studies Annual Conference, International Slavery Museum, Liverpool, UK
- April 2011: Caribbean Unbound V: ‘Vodou and Creolité’, Franklin College Lugano, Switzerland
- ML6200 Imaging the Islands: Francophone Caribbean Cultures
- ML6386 Advanced Translation Practice / ML6396 French for Professional Purposes
- ML6299 Advanced French Language + version
- ML1104 Contemporary French Language
- ML1298 Innovations in European Literature
- ML6199 Modern France
- MA Translation Dissertation supervision
My current research project, entitled 'Caribbean Threads: Creole Networks of Cloth and Consumption', funded by the Leverhulme Trust, examines the design, trade and consumption of textiles and cloth in contemporary Francophone Creole cultures. It is a study of how women textile traders and artisans resist and reconfigure global markets through their local economic and design practices. The project explores how women entrepreneurs mediate political and cultural identity in relation to their Caribbean neighbours and the enduring economic and cultural dominance of France and the U.S. in the region. For updates on this project please visit the accompanying blog.
My interdisciplinary doctoral research, fully funded by the AHRC, examined expressions of cross-dressing and gender performativity in contemporary Francophone Caribbean visual and performative cultures, focusing on the islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe and Haiti and their diasporic communities in metropolitan France. My blog has more information on this research project.
My monograph based on this doctoral research, entitled Imaging the Invisibles: the Fabrication of Gender in the Francophone Caribbean, will be published with Liverpool University Press in 2018.