Yanie Fécu is a PhD candidate in the department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. She specializes in 20th and 21st century Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean literature, with particular interests in auditory culture, postcolonial theory, and history of science.
Her dissertation, Sonorities: Decolonizing Noise, Decolonizing Rights in Post-1945 Caribbean Literature, explores the aesthetics of noise in conjunction with the limits of human rights discourses amidst global anticolonial struggles. She focuses on the development of sound technologies, critical race theory, and philosophy of language. Her research has been supported by the Harry Ransom Center and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
Yanie has taught literature and composition in New Jersey state prisons for the last four years. A classically trained pianist, she received her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Musicology from Williams College.