Julia L. Frengs, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, Modern French Studies 2013) specializes in literatures of French expression from outside of France. She focuses principally on women’s writing, representations of the body, indigenous emancipatory discourse, and environmental engagement in the literatures of New Caledonia and French Polynesia. Her monograph, Corporeal Archipelagos: Writing the Body in Francophone Oceanian Women's Literature, was published in January 2018 by Lexington Books. Dr. Frengs also enjoys teaching courses on the literatures and cultures of the French-speaking Caribbean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, and Canada. She has taught courses in French language and French and francophone cultures at Quest University Canada, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Frengs joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in August, 2016. She is also an affiliate faculty member of Women's and Gender Studies and Global Studies at UNL.