Celina Tolbert is a doctoral student at the University of Paris 8 where she is preparing a practice based PhD under the direction of Prof. Vincent Broqua entitled "Beyond Madness : Exploring Trauma in Anglophone Autofiction."

She is studying and documenting the process of writing and editing personal traumatic experiences as it evolves into a work of autofiction. After receiving her undergraduate degree in the United States, Celina moved to London to get her master’s degree in non fiction creative writing at City University of London. She recently worked as a lectrice de langue at the Université de Paris Cité.