Magali Compan, Associate Professor, received her Ph.D. in French from the University of Michigan and holds her DEA in English from the University of Montpellier. She specializes in Francophone literature and culture and her current research focus is on Madagascar and the Indian Ocean. Her current projects include a study of founding (post)colonial literary figures of Madagascar Jean Joseph Rabearivelo and Jacques Rabemananjara and the contemporary postcolonial, postnational writings of "New Generation" Francophone writers such as Jean-Luc Raharimanana, Michelle Rakotoson, Ananda Devi, Carl de Souza and Shenaz Patel. She is the co-author of a collection of essays entitled “Land and Landscapes in Francographic Literature” and has published articles on Ananda Devi, Shenaz Patel, Jacques Rabemananjara, Raharimanana and Leonora Miano.
She teaches language classes, "Introduction to French Cultural Studies," and courses on Francophone literature and culture including "Islands and Identities in Francophone Literature," "Cannibalism and the Construction of Identity," and "From Négritude to Créolité."