Charlotte Baker

Charlotte Baker is Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. A specialist in contemporary African literature written in French and English, Charlotte is interested in questions of power and marginality, disability and the body. She is the author of Enduring Negativity: Albinism in the Novels of Didier Destremau, Patrick Grainville and Williams Sassine (Peter Lang, 2011) and editor of Expressions of the Body: Representations in African Text and Image (Peter Lang, 2009). She is currently working on a monograph examining the critical engagement of post-independence West African writers with dictatorship and collaborating on a research project on multilingualism in the Francophone world.