Mélanie Heydari received her PhD in postcolonial literature from the Sorbonne, Paris, in 2012. She has lectured on her research at international conferences and has published multiple papers in peer-reviewed journals. Her areas of research include mimetic practices, (auto)biography and the intricacies of personal and historical memory, and women’s and feminist literature. Mélanie acquired extensive experience in the classroom during her time in the English department of the Sorbonne and has since taught in leading institutions of higher education, on both sides of the Atlantic. She currently teaches French language and literature at Barnard College and world literature at Gallatin, NYU.