Heim Cécile

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Email: Cecile.Heim@unil.ch
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After graduating with a BA from the University of Lausanne in English and history including an exchange year at the University of Glasgow, I pursued a Master’s degree in English in Lausanne with an exchange semester at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. I finished my MA with a thesis on four Canadian indigenous plays by Marie Clements, Monique Mojica and Tomson Highway in 2012. The following year, I left for two years to study further and teach World Civilizations and English Composition at the State University of New York at Buffalo in the United States. Coming back to Lausanne in 2015, I taught English Composition and Introduction to Literary Analysis for a year before starting my new position as doctoral assistant at the University of Lausanne. My PhD project supervised by Prof. Valerie Cossy and Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik-Monnet analyzes the cultural negotiation of justice and the law in Native American crime fiction with a special focus on sexual violence. I therefore find interdisciplinary research most enriching which is why my interests extend from Native studies, feminist studies, cultural studies as well as gothic and crime fiction studies to political philosophy, postcolonial theory as well as law and literature.


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