Paul Fadoul teaches French language and literatures at Queens College-CUNY. A student of Edouard Glissant, he incorporated aspects of Glissant's theoretical works in his dissertation titled How to be a French Jew: Proust, Lazare, Glissant.  He has published in International Journal of Francophone Studies. His varied areas of interest, which include the Caribbean, the Middle East and West Africa, reflect his life experiences. He worked until 2007 in industry and commerce in Haiti, Nigeria, Lebanon, New York and Paris where he became familiar with the cultures and lifestyles of the French-speaking world.