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Faculty in French

Robert Barsky (Ph.D. McGill), Professor of French and Comparative Literature; literature and culture; radical literature and theory; language theory; immigration. On Leave spring 2023. Director of Graduate Studies email

Lisa Blomquist (Ph.D. Rice), Adjunct Instructor in French, Language Program Coordinator – 1000 level courses. email

Maury Bruhn (Ph.D. U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Post-Doctoral Fellow, Language Program Coordinator – 2000 level courses. email

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

Nathalie Dieu-Porter (D.E.A. Université de Mons-Hainaut, Belgium), Principal Senior Lecturer in French. Coordinator for Business French and Medical French CCIP. email

Alexis Finet (Ph.D. Florida State University), Lecturer in French. Francophone Central and West African literature & cultures, Amazonian cultures, Second language acquisition and teaching, Translation studies, Sound practice, Music pedagogy, Music Performance. email

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

Paul B. Miller (Ph.D. Emory), Associate Professor of French, specializing in Caribbean Studies.  Comparative approaches to Hispanic and Francophone Caribbean literature.  Writers Patrick Chamoiseau, Marie Chauvet, and Maryse Condé. On Leave spring 2023.  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), Professor of French.  Medieval and Renaissance French literature and culture. French film and filmic representations of history. Director, Center for Digital Humanities. email

Raisa Rexer (Ph.D. Yale), Assistant Professor of French. Dean’s Faculty Fellow in French. 19th Century French Literature and Culture; Early History of Photography. Director, Undergraduate Studies in French  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, African American Diaspora Studies.   email

Holly Tucker (Ph.D. Wisconsin), Mellon Foundation Chair in the Humanities, Professor of French. Early-modern medicine, literature, gender; 17th century cultural studies. Director, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.  email