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Faculty in French

Robert Barsky (Ph.D. McGill), Professor of French and Comparative Literature. Canadian and Québec studies; literature and culture; radical literature and theory; language theory; immigration. Chair, Department of French and Italian; Director of the Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies.  email

Nathalie Debrauwere-Miller (Ph.D. Emory), Associate Professor of French. 20th century French literature and culture; Jewish studies; feminist theory. Director of Graduate Studies in French. email

Eva Dessein (Ph.D. Vanderbilt), Lecturer in French. French and Applied Linguistics. Coordinator, French language program. email

Nathalie Dieu-Porter (D.E.A. Université de Mons-Hainaut, Belgium), Senior Lecturer in French. Coordinator for Business French and Medical French CCIP. Academic Director, Center for Second Language Studies. email

Marc Froment-Meurice (Docteur ès lettres, Université de Nice), Professor of French. Modern poetry and poetics; philosophy and literature.   email

Susan Kevra (Ph.D. U. of Massachussetts), Senior Lecturer in French and American Studies. Québécois literature and culture, Comparative Literature and French travel writing.  Director of Undergraduate Studies in French. email

Paul B. Miller (Ph.D. Emory), Assistant Professor of French, specializing in Caribbean Studies.  Comparative approaches to Hispanic and Francophone Caribbean literature.  Writers Patrick Chamoiseau, Marie Chauvet, and Maryse Condé. email

Anthère Nzabatsinda (Ph.D. Montréal), Associate Professor of French. Francophone literature; linguistics and literature. email

Rebecca Peterson (M.Ed. Vanderbilt), Lecturer in French. email

Lynn Ramey (Ph.D. Harvard), Associate Professor of French.  Medieval and Renaissance French literature and culture. French film and filmic representations of history. Professor in Residence, 2015-16, Vanderbilt in France. email

Daniel Ridge (Ph.D. Vanderbilt), Lecturer in French. Assistant Director, Bandy Center. email

Hanna Roman (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins), Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor in French. Eighteenth-century literature and culture; science and society. Faculty Liaison to the French Hall in McTyeire International House. email

Virginia M. Scott (Ph.D. Emory), Professor of French. French language and literature; applied linguistics. email

Tracy Sharpley-Whiting (Ph.D. Brown), Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and French. 18th and 19th century literature and culture, Jazz Age, Black Diaspora Women Writers. Director of African American Studies.   email

Holly Tucker (Ph.D. Wisconsin), Professor of French and Professor of Medicine, Health & Society. Early-modern medicine, literature, gender; 17th century cultural studies.  email