Curriculum Vitae


ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

2019 – current PhD, Transnational and Comparative Literature, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

2015 – 2017 Master of Arts, Research Master Literary Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands (cum laude).

Fall 2016 Exchange, University of Québec in Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Canada.  

July 2016 Summer school, “Réciprocité et décolonisation: rapports à l’œuvre dans les processus de création autochtones”, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada.

2014 – 2015 Master of Arts, Francophone Literature, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

2011 – 2015 Bachelor of Arts, French Language and Culture, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Winter and spring 2014 Exchange, Université François Rabelais, Tours, France.


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2020 Graduate research assistant for Sathya Rao (Canadian Minority Media Database), University of Alberta, Edmonton.

2020 Graduate research assistant for Laura Beard, University of Alberta, Edmonton.

2017 Student assistant (graduate) for Alicia Montoya (“Measuring Enlightenment: Disseminating Ideas, Authors, and Texts in Europe (1665-1830)”), Radboud University, Nijmegen.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2019 Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship for FREN 212 (Intermediate French II), Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta.

2019 Graduate Teaching Assistant for FREN 212 (Intermediate French II), Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017 – 2019 French Translator, Mantel, Arnhem, Netherlands.

2018 -2019 Secretary and member of Works council, Mantel , Arnhem.

2015 Receptionist, Flower Camping La Source, Thérondels, France.

ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

2020 – current             Graduate student representative, Awards Committee, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta.

2020 – current            President, MLCS Graduate Students Council.

  • promote the general strategic direction of the Council.
  • function as the Chair for Council meetings.
  • act as the main point of contact for all external organizations and the departmental administration.
  • possess signing authority on the Council bank account.
  • serve as the primary media contact.

2020 – current            Department Council Representative, MLCS Graduate Students Council.

  • responsible for attending the Department Council (DC) meetings once a month.
  • ensure communication between the Graduate Students Council and the department.
  • use the one graduate student vote in DC to represent the views and interests of the MLCS graduate student body.

2019 – current             Editor, section Transnational and Comparative Literature, graduate student journal Connections: A Journal of Language, Media, and Culture.

  • communicate with submitters and reviewers throughout the publication process.
  • find reviewers for manuscript submissions.
  • copy-edit submissions and prepare them for publication.

2017                            Receptionist, Multimedia Service Centre, Radboud University, Nijmegen.

  • Assist students and university staff with their questions.

2015 – 2016                Student assistant (graduate), Department of Romance Languages and Cultures, Radboud University, Nijmegen.

  • Wrote articles for and maintained the websites of the “Centre de Connaissances France Pays-Bas” and “Journée de la Langue Française”.
  • Had various administrative tasks for these two organizations among which registering new members.
  • Assisted in editing Literaire bruggenbouwers tussen Nederland en Frankrijk (Koffeman, Montoya and Smeets, 2017).

2015 – 2016                Writer and editor, Communication committee, Student organization ¿Ouisi?.

  • Writing articles and reviews for the magazine Interlingua, magazine for students and staff in the department of Romance Languages and Cultures.
  • Copy-editing Interlingua.
  • Responsible for the magazine’s layout.

2015, March               Student assistant (graduate), international conference “Territoires et/ou mémoires francophones contemporains”, Radboud University, Nijmegen.

  • In preparation of the two-day international conference, mainly occupied with the promotion of the event and various administrative tasks.
  • During the conference, responsible for welcoming guests.

PUBLICATIONS, PEER REVIEWED

Brouwer, Malou. “Surviving and Challenging the Colonized Scene of Translation: Innu-aimun in Natasha Kanapé Fontaine’s Poetry”, Studies in American Indian Literatures, submitted and awaiting decision.

Brouwer, Malou. “An Indigenous Comparative Literature: bridging the gap between Francophone and Anglophone Indigenous literatures in Canada.” Post-Scriptum : All My Relations. Littératures et épistomologies autochtones comparées, 27 December 2019.

Brouwer, Malou. “Le corps comme zone de contact : l’érotique et la souveraineté dans l’œuvre de Natasha Kanapé Fontaine.” RELIEF – REVUE ÉLECTRONIQUE DE LITTÉRATURE FRANÇAISE, vol. 11, no. 2, 2017. pp. 84-102.

PUBLICATIONS, POPULAR ARTICLES AND CREATIVE WORK

Brouwer, Malou. “Il était là”. Short story in Les ponts à construire, Editions DL&DR, 2019.  

Brouwer, Malou. “Stolen Sisters”. http://www.raffia-magazine.com, August 2018, https://raffia-magazine.com/2018/08/09/stolen-sisters/.

PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS

Brouwer, Malou. “Surviving and Challenging the Colonized Scene of Translation: Innu-aimun in Natasha Kanapé Fontaine’s Poetry”. Paper presented at the graduate student conference “(En)Forced (Mis)Connections 2020: tracing spaces of violence, struggle & solidarity”, 13 February 2020, University of Alberta, Edmonton.

Brouwer, Malou. “Viv(r)e la terre : la poésie autochtone féminine contemporaine comme art de l’environnement”. Paper presented at the international conference “Passé, présent et avenir de l’écocritique québécoise et franco-canadienne”, 9 October 2015, McGill University, Montreal.

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

2019    Ellie Swart Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Classics ($2300).

2019    Jana Hennessy Memorial Graduate Scholarship ($2500).

2019    University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship ($10,000).

2016    Stichting Nijmeegs Universiteitsfonds (SNUF), Summer school grant (€1000).

2016    Stichting Nijmeegs Universiteitsfonds (SNUF), Individual Travel Grant (€1000).

2014    Erasmus+ EU grant.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Indigenous Literary Studies Association

VOLUNTEER WORK

2014 – 2015                PR and communication committee, Dito!, Nijmegen.

  • Promoted Dito! at various post-secondary educational institutions.
  • Wrote columns (since 2013) and articles for the website.
  • Designed and distributed flyers and posters for promotional purposes.

LANGUAGES

Dutch                          Native speaker

French                         Excellent proficiency (oral and written)

English                        Excellent proficiency (oral and written)

German                       Reading knowledge