Romain graduated from the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense in 2010 with a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in English. In 2012, he earned an M.A. in French from the University of Pennsylvania.
He is currently completing his dissertation, tentatively titled “Face Value: Physiognomy, Portraiture, and the Making of Subjectivity in Francophone Literature and Visual Culture.” His research interests include postcolonial studies, representations of race and métissage, body studies, and photography.
Prior to coming to Penn, Romain taught French at the University of Oxford and the University of California, Irvine.
“Toward a Phenomenology of Chabinité: Raphaël Confiant, Max Elisée, and the Experience of the Face,” Cincinnati Romance Review. (Forthcoming 2017)