Sheela Bora Hadjivassiliou

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  • Title: Graduate Employee, French, PhD Candidate
  • Phone: 541-346-4497
  • Office: 192M Esslinger Hall
  • Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday @ 9:45 (Zoom)
  • Departments: French, Romance Languages
  • Interests: Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, Feminist Theory, Francophone Literature, Indian Diaspora Studies, Caribbean Literature and Literature from the Indian Ocean, Archipelagic Studies


B.A. in French, University of Oregon, 2013

M.A. in Romance Languages, University of Oregon, 2015


French 101, 102 and 103 

French 201, 202 and 203

French 301, La France contemporaine


Portland State, World Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference, May, 2013

RMMLA (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association) Conference, Spokane, WA, Oct, 2017

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference, Washington D.C., March 2019


Indian diaspora and migration, creolization, Indian Ocean and Caribbean literature, global south feminism, the intersections of Indian and African diasporic subjectivities, neoliberalism, Marxism


Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

“‘Douce Colonisation’ in Marguerite Duras’s Le vice-consul (1966) and Nathacha Appanah’s Tropique de la violence (2016).” The French Review. Vol. 94 No. 2, Dec 2020 (Forthcoming).