Suzie Telep

Postdoctoral Fellow


Suzie Telep is currently a French Postdoctoral Researcher in Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO) in France. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Paris. Her dissertation, entitled "Speaking like a White person:  language, subjectivity and postcoloniality among Afrodescendant activists of Cameroonian origins in Paris ", focuses on semiotic processes of racialization through language and body among Cameroonian immigrants in Paris, who try to imitate linguistic and behavioral practices of French people. For this PhD thesis, she received the international prize "Richard Mille - La Francophonie en débat " (Francophonie in debate) awarded by the city of Quebec and the Swiss Center for Quebec and Francophone Studies. Recently, she was awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Grant from the European Commission. Her current research explores youth language and cultural practices in Duala, Cameroon, from an intersectional perspective crossing race and gender relations. 





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