Bonnie Griffin obtained her BA with a double-major in French Literature and Global Studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She is currently pursuing a MA in French Literature at Vanderbilt University.
She spent a year studying abroad at the Free University of Brussels in Belgium, where she also participated in an internship as the Assistant to Scientific Communication applied to Social Media at the Royal Museum for Central Africa. Her primary research interests are in Postcolonial Francophone Literature, Queer Theory, and Postmodern Literature. She is particularly interested in studying travel writing, as a means of better understanding the formulation of stereotypes and beliefs about people belonging to cultures different from one’s own.