Bonnie Thomas is a lecturer in French Studies at The University of Western Australia. She completed her PhD on gender identity in contemporary French Caribbean literature at UWA in 2003, which was published in 2006 as Breadfruit or Chestnut?: Gender Construction in the French Caribbean Novel (Lexington Books, USA). She has published a number of articles on French Caribbean identity in scholarly journals as well as articles on teaching and learning. She is currently preparing a monograph on memory in the works of Guadeloupean author Gisele Pineau.