Skip to main content

Jocelyn Frelier

Jocelyn Frelier
Visiting Assistant Professor - ACES Fellow
Areas of Speciality
  • French
  • International Studies
  • (979) 845-2124
  • ACAD 102
Professional Links


B.A. in Romance Languages & Literatures, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill (2011)

Ph.D. in Romance Languages & Literatures, University of Michigan — Ann Arbor (2018)

Dr. Frelier’s research interests include: contemporary French and Francophone literature and culture, migration and diaspora studies, and gender studies. Her research projects combine readings of cultural texts with transnational and queer theories to develop critical questions about the family unit.

Current Research Projects

Dr. Frelier is currently finalizing her first book monograph, Transforming Family: North Africa, the Francophone Diaspora and Kinship in the 21st Century, which is under contract with the University of Nebraska Press. In this book, she examines a selection of novels penned by Francophone authors who use their creative work to depict the struggles confronted by transnationally-positioned families. These texts offer new theories about what it means to be family in a globalized world. In addition to this book, Dr. Frelier has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals that attend to elements of her research agenda. (More information about her work can be found on her webpage: