Collegiate Affiliation

Ioana Pribiag works on 19th and 20th century French and Francophone Studies. She is particularly interested in thought on the relationships between politics and aesthetics, and the developing dialogue between French and postcolonial theory. She is currently working on a book manuscript examining the politics of the spectacular, the spectral and the specular in Francophone literature and cinema. Ioana started and coordinates FRIT Lab, a biweekly research and work-in-progress discussion group within French and Italian.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D. and M.A.: Romance Studies, Cornell University, 2014; 2010
  • B.A: French and Biological Sciences (Neurobiology and Behavior), Cornell University, 2006


  • Francophone literature and film
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Politics and Aesthetics
  • Gender and Sexuality