Isabelle Chen

Graduate Student


Isabelle Chen is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of French and Italian. She graduated with a B.A. in French, English and Creative Writing from Wellesley College in 2017, before moving to Perpignan, France to teach English on a Fulbright fellowship. Her dissertation focuses on themes of migration and translation in contemporary French-language literature, including works by Lydie Salvayre, Kim Thúy, Doan Bui, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Gisèle Pineau, and Dany Laferrière.