- Comparative Literature
Yanie Fécu studies Caribbean literature with a focus on the Francophone islands. Her research interests are sociolinguistics, postcolonial theory, sound recording and reproduction technologies, philosophy of language, and the intersection of literature and music. She received her Bachelor's degrees in Comparative Literature and Musicology from Williams College. During her time there, she was awarded a two-year fellowship to work on Haitian evangelical music and language practices. A second grant allowed her to expand the project's scope and move to Paris, France. Before coming to Princeton, she received a postgraduate fellowship and spent a year researching vocal polyphony in several countries including Morocco, Estonia, Brazil, and Georgia. She's currently interested in noise.