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People

  1. Department Head
  2. Faculty
  3. Emeritus Faculty
  4. Instructors
  5. Graduate Students

Department Head

Bénédicte Monicat

  • Professor of French and Women's Studies
  • Fields: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers, Travel Narratives, Children's Literature, Scientific vulgarization, Feminist Theory

Faculty

Marc Authier

  • Professor of French and Linguistics
  • Fields: Syntactic Theory, Semantic Theory, Romance Linguistics
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Jennifer Boittin

  • Associate Professor of French, Francophone Studies and History
  • Fields: French colonial history (including sub-Saharan Africa, French Indochina, French Caribbean and North Africa); black and African diaspora; gender and women's studies; urban history; cultural studies and intellectual history; European history

Christine Clark-Evans

  • Associate Professor of French, Women's Studies, and African and African Americcan Studies

Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François

  • Marian Trygve Freed Early Career Professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies
  • Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, and Comparative Literature
  • Fields: Francophone studies; Indian Ocean studies; cultural and ethnic studies; violence, identity and postcolonial studies

Heather McCoy

  • Senior Lecturer in French, Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Fields: Foreign Language Pedagogy, French for Special Purposes, Business French

Bénédicte Monicat

  • Professor of French and Women's Studies
  • Fields: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers, Travel Narratives, Children's Literature, Scientific vulgarization, Feminist Theory

Lisa Reed

  • Professor of French and Linguistics
  • Fields: Theoretical linguistics, syntax, semantics, Romance languages

Tracy Rutler

  • Assistant Professor of French and Women's Studies
  • Fields: Early modern French and Francophone literature, gender studies, queer studies, disability studies, utopian fiction and domesticity

Willa Silverman

  • Malvin E. and Lea P. Bank Professor of French and Jewish Studies
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Fields: French society, culture and politics, 1870-1914; Belle Époque; Art Nouveau; history of the book/print culture studies; France and the Holocaust; history of Jews in modern France.

Jean-Claude Vuillemin

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor
  • Fields: Early Modern French Literature and Philosophy; Theater Theories and Performance Studies; Literary Criticism and Theory.

Emeritus Faculty

Gerard Brault

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of French and Medieval Studies

Kathryn Grossman

  • Professor of French
  • Fields: Nineteenth-century French novel; Victor Hugo studies; utopian studies; popularized versions of literary classics.

Thomas Hale

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of African, French, and Comparative Literature
  • Fields: African literature; oral tradition; Caribbean literature; francophonie

Norris Lacy

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of French and Medieval Studies

Vera Mark

  • Assistant Professor of French, Francophone Studies and Linguistics
  • Fields: 20th-21st century French Studies; French Anthropology and History; Cultural Theories and Practices; War and Genocide Studies

Allan Stoekl

  • Professor, French and Comparative Literature
  • Fields: Twenty and Twenty-First French Literature and Philosophy; Theory of Sustainability and Energy Use; Cinema Studies

Monique Yaari

  • Professor of French Studies
  • Fields: 20th and 21st-century literary and cultural studies; theories of the avant-garde, modernism and postmodernism; the contemporary French city; Eastern European francophonie

Instructors

Phoebe E. Busges

  • Lecturer in French
  • Fields: 18th-century literature; women’s studies; teacher training

Simon Cottart

  • Lecturer in French

Rita Mounzer

  • Lecturer in French