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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.  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.  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. Academic Director, Center for Second Language Studies. 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), Associate Professor of French, specializing in Caribbean Studies.  Comparative approaches to Hispanic and Francophone Caribbean literature.  Writers Patrick Chamoiseau, Marie Chauvet, and Maryse Condé. Director of Graduate Studies in French. email

Anthère Nzabatsinda (Ph.D. Montréal), Associate Professor of French. Francophone literature; linguistics and literature. On leave Fall 2017 email

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

Elyse Petit (Ph.D. University of Arizona), Senior Lecturer in French.

Lynn Ramey (Ph.D. Harvard), Associate Professor of French.  Medieval and Renaissance French literature and culture. French film and filmic representations of history. On leave Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 email

Raisa Rexer (Ph.D. Yale), Assistant Professor of French. 19th Century French Literature and Culture; Early History of Photography Raisa.rexer@vanderbilt.edu

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