Edwige Crucifix is Assistant Professor at Bryn Mawr College. She is a scholar of modern and contemporary Francophone literature, specializing in gender studies and postcolonial theory. Her current book project, Alter Egos: Transcultural Female Subjects in the Colonial Maghreb, explores mechanisms of identity construction in colonial society, from the 18th to the 20th century, in the works of French and North African women. This work participates in the ongoing reshaping of French studies within a global framework, and offers an alternative perspective on contemporary debates about gender, race, and national identity. Her research and teaching stems directly from an interdisciplinary interest in modes of cultural resistance, explored in previous publications.