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Arselyne Chery

Arselyne Chery is a first-year Ph.D. student in the English Department. She is also an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow in the Caribbean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures research cluster at UVA. In 2021, she earned her B.A. in American Studies with honors, along with a concentration in Africana Studies, from Williams College where she was an Allison Davis Research Fellow. Her research interests include African and Afro-Caribbean diaspora literature; narratives that center multigenerational experiences of dictatorship, corruption, and forced migrations; and representations of non-European magical realism, or everyday experiences of spirituality, the supernatural, and “magic.”