Stéphanie Bérard

Stéphanie BÉRARD teaches French Language and Culture at the American University of Paris (AUP) and teaches Francophone and Postcolonial Studies at Columbia University in Paris.

Her research is situated at the crossroads of Postcolonial and Theater Studies, and explores the history of Caribbean drama, linguistics (Creole and French), oral tradition, drum music and dance (gwoka), the integration of rituals on stage, and African contemporary drama.
She is the author of Théâtres des Antilles: traditions et scènes contemporaines (Paris, L’Harmattan, 2009), Le Théâtre-Monde de José Pliya (Paris: Editions Champion, 2015) and has co-edited the special issue Emergences Caraïbes: une création théâtrale archipélique in Africultures (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2010). The collection New Plays from the Caribbean she edited has just been released in New York (Martin E. Segal Theater Center Publications, CUNY, 2022).