Haylee Chavanne

Chavanne Bio Pix May2018

Email: hchavann@nd.edu

Areas of Interest: Postcolonial Literature, Theory of the Borderlands, Native American Renaissance Literature, Literatures of Africa and the Diaspora, Narratives of Resistance, 20th Century American Literature, Race Studies, Black and White Literary Identity

B.A., California State University Channel Islands

Haylee Chavanne is a recipient of the Presidential Fellowship at Notre Dame. She holds a B.A. degree in English and Creative Writing from CSU, Channel Islands. Her primary research interests focus on forms of healing the fragmentation of colonized psyches, the history of slavery and freedom in the formation American social, cultural, and literary identity, and the role of narratives of resistance in postcolonial states.

Recent Scholarly Activity

  • The Unexamined Story: White Feminism, Appropriation, and Women of Color in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening,” Undergraduate Thesis, CSU Channel Islands
  • “Living Without Borders: The Mode of Nepantla in Healing the Colonized Psyche Through Gloria Anzaldua’s Borderlands/la Frontera and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony,” SURF Program, Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research
  • “The Transgression of Slavery’s Boundaries,” UC Berkeley Undergraduate Comparative Literature Symposium