Jacques Pothier teaches American literature and American Studies at the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and Sciences Po St Germain-en-Laye; he is a member of the board of the doctoral school in Humanities and Social Sciences of Université Paris-Saclay. His research is in Southern Studies, transnational studies and the Global South. He has published primarily on southern authors including William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Ellen Douglas, and Cormac McCarthy. He has contributed to the scholarly translations of Faulkner’s complete works for La Pléiade editions. He is a member of the European Southern Studies Forum and a former president of the French Association for American Studies. He is a member of the advisory board of the French research network Institut des Amériques that includes the South Atlantic Center, virtually located at Georgia State University, and is involved in the international project Transcultur@, the Dictionary of Transatlantic Cultural History.