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Faculty & Staff

The department's faculty members include professors with research and teaching interests in French and Francophone literature and culture of all periods, as well as landscape studies, medieval studies, film studies, comparative literature and women's studies.

Alfred Babo

Visiting Lecturer

Ulysse Caillon
Visiting Lecturer

Eglal Doss-Quinby
Professor & Chair of the Department

Dawn Fulton
Associate Professor

Martine Gantrel

Jonathan Gosnell

Ann Leone

Mehammed Mack
Assistant Professor

Christiane Métral

Carolyn Shread

Janie Vanpée

Hélène Visentin





Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Blackburn

Exchange Students

Aïcha Kaddour

Exchange student from Université Paris Diderot

Margaux Kapfer
Exchange student from Université Paris Sorbonne

Rajbir Purewal
Exchange student from Université de Genève (Fall 2013)

Scheduled Leaves of Absence for the Faculty

Janie Vanpée: Spring 2014


David Ball
Professor Emeritus

Mary Ellen Birkett
Professor Emerita

Marie-José Delage
Professor Emerita

Andrée Demay

Professor Emerita

Lawrence Joseph
Professor Emeritus

Josephine Ott
Professor Emerita

Denise Rochat
Professor Emerita

James Sacré
Doris Silbert Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, French Studies

Faculty in Related Fields

Ernest Benz
Associate Professor of History

Leonard Berkman
Anne Hesseltine Hoyt Professor of Theatre

Peter Bloom
Grace Jarcho Ross 1933 Professor of Humanities (Music)

Anna Botta
Professor of Italian Language & Literature and of Comparative Literature

Darcy Buerkle
Associate Professor of History

Brigitte Buettner
Louise I. Doyle 1934 Professor of Art

Rick Fantasia
Professor of Sociology


Kiki Gounaridou
Professor of Theatre

Ann R. Jones
Esther Cloudman Dunn Professor of Comparative Literature

Laura Kalba
Assistant Professor of Art

Sabina Knight
Associate Professor of Chinese and of Comparative Literature

John Moore
Professor of Art History

Gregory White
Professor of Government