Professor of French Studies
Contact & Office Hours
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.–noon
or by appointment.
Tyler Annex 202
Ph.D., M.A., New York University
B.A., Brown University
Jonathan Gosnell teaches language at all levels and topics in contemporary society and culture. His research examines articulations of French identity outside of metropolitan France, as constructed in the colonial and postcolonial world. It explores French designs of empire, Europe and the Americas, from the 17th century to today. He is the author of The Politics of Frenchness in Colonial Algeria, 1930–1954 and Franco-America in the Making: The Creole Nation Within.
Gosnell directed the Smith Junior Year Abroad for International Studies program in Geneva in 2006–07, 2010–11 and 2012–13.