Isabelle Chen

Graduate Student
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Isabelle Chen is a first-year PhD student in the Department of French and Italian. She graduated with a B.A. in French and English (Creative Writing) from Wellesley College in 2017, before moving to Perpignan, France to teach English on a Fulbright fellowship. Her research interests are based mainly in the late 19th and 20th centuries, and include regional literatures, languages, and music of the south of France; avant-garde and absurdist theatre; and the intersections of language, communication, and cultural identity.