Teresa Villa-Ignacio


Teresa Villa-Ignacio is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies. Her research explores intersections among 20th and 21st-century French, Francophone and U.S. American poetry and poetics, translation studies, ethics, postcolonial studies, globalization, and social justice movements. Her current book project, Poethical Import: Translationships in French-American Poetic Exchange, examines the centrality of ethics in relations of translation and collaboration among France- and U.S.-based contemporary poets. Her related podcast Sounding Translation features interviews with poet-translators. Villa-Ignacio has co-edited Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics (Stanford University Press, 2016). A Fulbright scholar and recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, she holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Brown University, and has taught in the History and Literature Program at Harvard University, the Romance Studies Department at Boston University, and in the Departments of French and Italian and English at Tulane University.


  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Brown University
  • M.A., French Cultural Studies, Columbia University
  • B.A., English and French, DePaul University

Courses Taught

  • Gender in Francophone Cultures
  • Conversation and Composition
  • Elementary French I
  • Elementary French II
  • Intermediate French I
  • Intermediate French II