Author, Inuit literature specialist and French language teacher born in Dax (France) in 1981.
Nelly Duvicq was born in 1981 in Dax, in southwestern France. She studied literary history and classical letters at the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour in Pau, also in southwestern France. In 2007, she joined the research team as a PhD student on Inuit Nunavik literature at the International Laboratory for Research on Images of the North, Winter and the Arctic, at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). From 2009 Nelly Duvicq participates in the collective research project “Entendre et communiquer les voix du Nunavik. Hearing and sharing the voices of Nunavik”, an an International Polar Year directed by Daniel Chartier and Marianne Stenbeak, aiming to enhance Nunavik’s written heritage. That same year, Nelly Duvicq edited the March-April issue of Spirale magazine on the theme "Contemporary phenomena of Inuit culture".
In 2011, she moves to Nunavik, where she still lives. In 2015, Nelly Duvicq received a Ph.D. in Literature from Université du Québec à Montréal : her thesis entitled “Les écrits du Nunavik depuis 1959 : problématiques et conditions d'émergence d'une littérature inuit” presented a history of the emerging literature by Inuit from and living in Nunavik since the end of the 1950s. She continued a post-doctoral research on Nunavik’s authors and texts ; her work resulted in the publication of several academic papers to North American journals. In 2015, “Le territoire dans le corps. Figurations du Nord et de son absence dans la poésie orale et écrite de Taqralik Partridge” was published in the online journal Temps zéro and "Lire l’enfant inuit” was published in Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures. Nelly Duvicq has also published papers in Recherches amérindiennes au Québec, Liberté, Spirale and Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne. In 2019, the Avataq Cultural Centre published her ᓀᓪᓕᑎᕐᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᓄᐊᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᓪᓚᓯᒪᔪᐃᑦ ᐊᓕᐊᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕕᒻᒥ ᐃᖕᖏᕈᓰᑦ. A Short Anthology of popular Nunavik songs. Petite anthologie des chansons populaires du Nunavik. The same year, her pioneering essay on the history of Nunavik literature was published in French in the “Droit au Pôle” series as Histoire de la littérature inuite du Nunavik (2019) by Presses de l'Université du Québec.
Nelly Duvicq works as a special education teacher, providing French language instruction for the Kativik School Board in the Nuvviti school in Ivujivik, Nunavik where she has been living with her husband, Thomassie Mangiok and their children.