Faculty & Staff

  • Associate Professor of French

    B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Specializes in French culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with a particular focus on the relationship between literary texts and the socio-historical contexts in which they emerged.

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  • Professor of French

    A.B., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

    Specialist of French cultural and intellectual history.

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  • Senior Lecturer in French

    Licence de Lettres Modernes, Université de Haute Bretagne; Maîtrise de Français et de Linguistique, Université de Vincennes

    Specializes in French civilization and conversation courses.

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  • Lecturer in French

    M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

    Academic focus includes authorship, textual strategies, and the fashioning of subjectivity. Passionate about teaching and her commitment to students.

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  • Professor of French

    B.A., Cornell University; D.E.A., Ecole Normale Superieure & Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales; J.D., Ph.D., New York University

    Specialist of contemporary French society. Interested in the media, gender and sexuality in France and the European Union.

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  • Professor of French

    B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Interests: intellectual history of the French Renaissance; confessional writing; post-war Paris; exploring the power of interactive media to teach language and culture.

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  • Professor of French

    Licence, Maîtrise, Université de Haute Bretagne (Rennes); Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

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  • Associate Professor of Cinema & Media Studies and French

    B.A., Babes-Bolyai University (Romania), B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Paris III

    Film Theory and Media Aesthetics, French Culture and Intellectual History, Media Ecologies, History of Ideas, Ecocriticism, Environmental Humanities.

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  • Professor of French

    B.A., Reed College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Engaged in studying French poetry in its relation to contemporary French, philosophy, aesthetics, and intellectual history.

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  • Professor of French

    B.A., Jawaharlal Nehru University (India); M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., Duke University

    Works in postcolonial studies, Francophone studies, cultural theory (especially French theory), cinema studies, African studies.

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  • Senior Lecturer in French

    D.U.T., Institut Universitaire de Technologie, (Brest); M.A., State University of New York (Stony Brook); Ph.D., University of California (Santa Barbara)

    A specialist of the 19th-century French novel; interests include the French novel, pedagogy, cultural studies, and the autobiography.

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Faculty Emeritus and Emerita

  • Professor Emeritus of French

    Licence ès letters, University of Rennes; Ph.D., Yale University

    Scholar of 19th and 20th century French literature; author of poetry, short stories, and other works in Breton.

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  • Margaret Clapp ’30 Distinguished Alumna Professor Emerita of French and Linguistics

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Professor of linguistics and French. Interested in language learning and speech perception and production.

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  • Professor Emerita of French

    B.A., New York University; M.A., Middlebury College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Committed to sharing with students the rich heritage of women's writing in France from the Middle Ages to the present.

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  • Professor Emerita of French

    Faculté des Lettres, Université de Montpellier; M.A., Assumption College; Ph.D., Brown University

    Teaches and publishes in a wide-ranging interdisciplinary perspective, with a focus on literature and medicine.

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Staff

  • Academic Administrator

    S​arah provides direct support to the chair and faculty of the department, oversees five student assistants and manages various projects for the department. She is also the assistant to the Founders/Green Hall building director and member of the Community Connections Committee.

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  • Language Assistant

    Hi everyone ! My name is Julie, I am one the two French language assistants. I am from Marseille and graduated two years ago. I am now completing my master’s degree in American history and race studies in order to become a teacher.

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  • Student Assistant

    Coucou! I am a senior French and Linguistics double major and one of the student assistants in the French department this year. I also play for the Wellesley Whiptails Ultimate Frisbee Team.

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  • Language Assistant

    I am one of the French Language Assistants. I come from Toulon, in the south of France. I am a graduate student majoring in English with a focus on American and Gender studies.

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