Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Postdoctoral Fellow
A clinical psychologist by training, Roseline Armange recently defended her doctoral thesis in cognitive psychology at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Sorbonne, Paris) and received a summa cum laude distinction (mention très honorable et les félicitations du jury). Her dissertation Point de vue des descendants d’esclaves concernant les politiques nationales de réparations: Une perspective martiniquaise (Slave Descendants’ Views Regarding National Policies on Reparations: A Martinican Perspective), is an unprecedented study in French academia, demonstrating mastery of the history of slavery, the scientific literature concerning both the concept of recognition and reparation, and the construction of the French West Indian diaspora. Dr. Armange seeks to bring new critical reflections on the French West Indian community and France-at-large in terms of politics, justice, ethics, and race in the aftermath of decolonization. The interdisciplinary nature of her scholarship exploits the intersection of history, politics, philosophy, law and psychology, making her an ideal postdoctoral fellow at DAAS and LSA.