Alix Ricau is a PhD candidate at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School (Freie Universität Berlin) and a member of the Cluster of Excellence “Temporal Communities” since October 2021. Her doctoral research focuses on the representation of farm animals in 19th-century French and German popular fiction. This project questions the cultural and literary roots of contemporary framings of animals in a European rural context and puts into perspective diverse strategies of devaluation of nonhuman lives.
Alix holds two Master’s Degrees in Art History and Comparative Literature from the Paris Nanterre University. Prior to her PhD research, she studied dance theories, worked in several museums and dance companies and wrote for art newspapers.