Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
- Ph.D., French Literature, Columbia University, 2000
- M.A., French Literature, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1993
- B.S., Biology, Universite de Montreal, 1986
- African, Caribbean and, in particular, Quebec Studies
- Francophone cultures and literatures
- Intercultural exchanges between Quebec and the Francophone Caribbean culture
- Quebec poetry and novels
- Postcolonial studies
Dr. Vincent Desroches is an associate professor and advisor of French in the Department of World Languages and Literatures and is an affiliated faculty member of the global and international studies program at Western Michigan University. He serves on the program's Faculty Advisory Council as the council chair.
Desroches joined the French faculty in fall 2000, and he has been an undergraduate advisor of French since 2001. He developed the Quebec Study Abroad Program which began in July 2002. Under his initiative, WMU and Universite Laval signed a Memorandum of Agreement for Academic Collaboration in the fall of 2004, including formal student exchanges, notably in archeology.
Desroches is the director of the annual Kalamazoo World Languages Film Festival held every March in Brown Hall on WMU's Main Campus. This six-day competitive event is dedicated to the presentation of original creative cinema from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish-speaking cultures around the world, with the movie subtitles in English. The films compete for the Gold Kazoo prize.
Desroches currently serves as an advisor for the Canadian studies minor.