Priscilla Charrat Nelson is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Arabic at Bradley University. She obtained her PhD in French Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2017, where she defended her dissertation "Documents et Cheminements: Tracing the Postmemory of the Second World War and the Algerian War of Independence." During her time at UIUC, Dr. Nelson obtained a graduate certificate in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies and co-organized The Future of Trauma and Memory Studies reading group. Dr. Nelson's research focuses primarily on post-memory and the rupture of family communication in French and Maghrebi literature related to the Second World War and the Algerian War of Independence. Her research also explores the question of silence in literature, and the relationship of the individual with the Nation regarding France's colonial past.