Antje Ziethen's research focuses on global literature in French, the urban novel, postcolonial studies, diaspora/transnational studies, geo-centered literary theory, as well as gender studies and has led to publications on Acadian, African, Caribbean, Québécois, and Indian Ocean fiction. She received a doctorate in French studies from the University of Toronto and pursued postdoctoral research at the Universities of Kassel and Göttingen, Germany, as well as at McGill University in Montreal. Her first monograph "Géo/Graphies postcoloniales. La Poétique de l’espace dans le roman mauricien et sénégalais" was published in 2013 by the editors of the African Literature and Art series at Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Germany. It explores the literary production and function of space in novels from Mauritius and Senegal.