Don Joseph is a PhD student in French and Francophone Studies with a certificate in Cultural Studies as well as Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies (GSWS). Don’s research focuses on the construction of identity and the imagining of the “postcolonial” Maghreb, Mediterranean, and Sub-Saharan Africa through literature, film, media, art and culture. He is interested in questions of queer identity, the rise of queer activist movements in the 20th and 21st century as well as the intersectionality of race, gender, nonnormative sexuality and religion.
Don earned a Master of Arts in French from the University of Pittsburgh (2019) and has a BA in French and Neuropsychology from the University of North Texas (2017).
Don was on exchange at the Université Paris X Nanterre as a lecteur d’anglais during the AY 2019-2020 in Paris, France.