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McFadden Wilkens, Cybelle (Class of 1997)

Cybelle McFadden Wilkens ’97 has just defended her PhD in Romance Studies at Duke University. While at William & Mary, Cybelle wrote an honors thesis in French entitled “Imagining the Impossible: Alternative Visions and Representations of Women and Their Desire in Films By Kurys, Varda, and Akerman.” After graduation, she conducted research in Brussels as a Fulbright scholar. Cybelle’s doctoral dissertation focuses on “Women’s Artistic Expression: Reflexivity, Daily Life, and Self-Representation in Contemporary France.” She has also published an article entitled “Body, Text, and Language: Wittig’s Struggle For The Universal in Les Guérillères” in Women in French Studies 12 (2004). Cybelle has just accepted a Visiting Assistant Professorship of French at the Georgia Institute of Technology. We wish her all the best!

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