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Faculty

Regular Faculty 

Name Contact Information & Office Hours Specialty
Hakim Abderrezak
Associate Professor
303D Folwell Hall
612-624-1361
abder002@umn.edu
20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone studies, visual studies
Bruno Chaouat (on leave)
Professor
304E Folwell Hall
612-624-9761
chaou001@umn.edu
19th- and 20th-century French literature and thought 
Department Chair
314F/309B Folwell Hall
612-624-3473
cherbuli@umn.edu
Mondays 11:00 AM-1:00 (Folwell 309B); Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 (Heller 1030). Drop in or reserve a slot here.
17th-century literature and culture, theater studies 
Lorenzo Fabbri
Assistant Professor
305C Folwell Hall
612-624-0537
lfabbri@umn.edu
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:00
Contemporary Italian studies, film theory, postcolonial critique
Susanna Ferlito
Associate Professor
304G Folwell Hall
612-624-4151
ferli001@umn.edu
Modern Italian literature
Mary Franklin-Brown
Associate Professor
309A Folwell Hall
612-624-0314
brow2085@umn.edu
Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Literature and culture of medieval France
Betsy Kerr
Associate Professor
304F Folwell Hall
612-624-5807
bjkerr@umn.edu
Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30-3:30; by appt.
French linguistics, second language acquistion
Susan Noakes
Professor
305D Folwell Hall
612-624-0076
noake001@umn.edu
Tuesdays 2:30-3:30, Thursdays 10:15-11:15; by appt.
Late medieval and early Renaissance, French and Italian literature and culture
Ioana Vartolomei Pribiag
Assistant Professor
303C Folwell Hall
612-624-1074
ivartolo@umn.edu
Tuesdays 4:00-5:00, Thursdays 1:00-2:00; by appt.
Francophone literature and film, postcolonial studies, politics of aesthetics
Assistant Professor
304D Folwell Hall
612-624-0537
Thursdays 12:30-2:00 and 4:30-5:00
Early modern theater and dance studies, queer and feminist theory, disability studies, history of sexuality
Christophe Wall-Romana
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
303E Folwell Hall
612-626-8016
wallr007@umn.edu
Tuesdays 11:00-4:00; by appt.
 
French Modernism, poetry, theory, and film studies

Teaching Faculty & Staff

French

Name Contact Specialty
Senior Lecturer of French
Director of Language Instruction in French
314L Folwell Hall
612-624-8894
cbbarnet@umn.edu
Mondays 1:30-3:30; by appt
Francophone communities of the Americas; world language pedagogy; materials and curriculum development; immersion education; strategies- and styles-based instruction
Lydia Belatèche
Senior Lecturer
304B Folwell Hall
612-624-9503
belat001@umn.edu
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:15-12:30 at Bordertown Coffee
19th- and 20th-century French literature and thought; philosophical and linguistic approaches to literature; art history
Marina Calas
Lecturer
304B Folwell Hall
cala0030@umn.edu
Tuesdays 8:45-9:45; Wednesdays 1-2; by appt.
French literature
 
Claude Cassagne
Teaching Specialist
304B Folwell Hall
cass0003@umn.edu
By appointment
French language
Lecturer
314K Folwell Hall
Tuesdays 11:15-1:15
French language
Ashlie Henery
Lecturer
304B Folwell Hall
ahenery@umn.edu
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00-11:00
French language
Darren LaScotte
Teaching Specialist
304A Folwell Hall
lasc0027@umn.edu
Mondays and Thursdays 5:00-6:00
French language
Patricia Mougel
Senior Lecturer
303F Folwell Hall
612-624-6824
mouge001@umn.edu
Mondays 11:10-12:10; Thursdays 2:45-3:45
Second language acquisition, teacher education, contemporary French business and society
Rick Treece
Lecturer
314B Folwell Hall
612-624-4308
treece@umn.edu
Tuesdays and Fridays 11:15-12:15
Language teaching with technology, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
Trina Whitaker
Senior Teaching Specialist
Director of Undergraduate Studies
314G Folwell Hall
612-624-1590
whita006@umn.edu
Mondays 5-6, Tuesdays 1-2; by appt.
Second language acquisition and pedagogy, teacher training, teaching language through culture

Italian 

Name Contact Specialty
Senior Teaching Specialist
Director of Language Instruction in Italian
314J Folwell Hall
drad0001@umn.edu
Mondays & Thursdays 1:20-2:20; by appt
Italian opera, Italian diction, teaching with technology
Monica Barbieri
Senior Teaching Specialist
314C Folwell Hall
612-624-9772
barbi001@umn.edu
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:30; by appt
Second language acquisition
Cristina Cocchi
Senior Teaching Specialist
314A Folwell Hall
612-624-9770
cocch005@umn.edu
Tuesdays 10-11; by appt.
Second language acquisition
Ornella Lavecchia
Senior Lecturer
314C Folwell Hall
612-624-9772
lavec001@umn.edu
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:15-1:15; by appt
Italian literature
Kathleen Rider
Senior Teaching Specialist
314H Folwell Hall
612-626-7841
ride0002@umn.edu
Mondays & Tuesdays 11-12; by appt
Second language acquisition theory, applied linguistics, urban transformation in Italian neighborhoods

Affiliate Faculty

Affiliate faculty have homes in other departments, but hold appointments in our Graduate French & Italian programs.

Name Contact Specialty
Giancarlo Casale
Associate Professor
History
1237 Heller Hall
612-626-4265
casale@umn.edu
Ottoman Empire, pre-modern and early modern world history
Siobhan Craig
Associate Professor
English
50H Lind Hall
612-625-6087
craig026@umn.edu
Fascist-era cinema in Italy and Germany, Italian neorealism, new German cinema
Gabriela Ilnitchi Currie
Associate Professor
Musicology
100 Ferguson Hall
612-624-0261
ilnit001@umn.edu
Medieval music theory, music iconography, music and culture of the Balkan Peninsula and Western/Central Asia
John K. Evans
Professor
History
1119 Heller Hall
612-624-5205
evans002@umn.edu
Ancient history, Roman history, political elite of the first and second centuries AD
Michael Gaudio
Associate Professor
Art History
364 Heller Hall
612-624-0847
gaudio@umn.edu
Early modern Atlantic world, print history, landscape, art and religion, art and sensory perception, historiography
Njeri Githire
Associate Professor
African American & African Studies
848 Social Sciences Building
612-625-1687
ngithire@umn.edu
African literary and cultural production, literature of the African diaspora, women's writings and feminist theory, postcolonial theory and criticism, Francophone studies
Ron Greene
Professor
Communication Studies
225 Ford Hall
612-624-2808
green179@umn.edu
Political communication, legal and popular perspectives on free speech, film exhibition, history of debates on population control
Jaime Hanneken
Associate Professor
Spanish & Portuguese Studies
214N Folwell Hall
612-626-2540
hanne045@umn.edu
19th and 20th century Latin American literature, postcolonial approaches to literature and culture, Francophone literature, critical theory
Kelley Harness
Associate Professor
School of Music
168 Ferguson Hall
612-624-0298
harne005@umn.edu
Musicology and ethnomusicology
Michael Lower
Associate Professor
History
1220 Heller Hall
612-626-1796
mlower@umn.edu
Crusades, medieval Mediterranean and Christian/Muslim relations
Patricia Lorcin
Professor
History
1020 Heller Hall
612-626-4269
plorcin@umn.edu
Modern France, western imperialism, colonialism, postcolonial studies
Leslie Morris
Associate Professor
German, Scandinavian & Dutch
327A Folwell Hall
612-624-4047
morri074@umn.edu
20th and 21st century German and Austrian literature and poetry, Jewish studies
John Mowitt
Graduate School Affiliate Member
Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature
235 Nicholson Hall
612-624-9387
mowit001@umn.edu
Cultural politics, cultural theory, literary criticism, popular culture, critical musicology, cinema and media studies
Joanna O'Connell
Associate Professor
Spanish & Portuguese Studies
214M Folwell Hall
612-625-0110
oconn001@umn.edu
Latin American literature and culture; issues of colonialism, race, and nationalism; women's writing; feminism and feminist theory; African and Caribbean writing in French and English
Steven Ostrow
Professor
Art History
338A Heller Hall
612-624-4500
ostro133@umn.edu
17th century Roman art, Italian baroque art theory, Caravaggio
Kate Paesani
Director of CARLA & Associate Professor
French
140 University International Center
612-625-8882
kpaesani@umn.edu
Literacy-based curriculum and instruction and foreign language teacher development, within the frameworks of multiliteracies pedagogy and sociocultural theory.
Kathryn Reyerson
Professor
History
1120 Heller Hall
612-624-8569
reyer001@umn.edu
Medieval Europe; the Mediterranean and France; social, economic, legal, and world history
J.B. Shank
Associate Professor
History
922 Heller Hall
612-624-7323
jbshank@umn.edu
Enlightenment science and Newtonianism, European intellectual history, Renaissance science and culture
Shaden Tageldin
Associate Professor
Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature
235 Nicholson Hall
612-625-8445
tageldin@umn.edu
19th and 20th century literatures in English, Arabic, and French; trans-African and trans-Asian studies; postcolonial studies; histories and ideologies of comparative literature
John Watkins
Professor
English
312 Lind Hall
612-624-8879
watki005@umn.edu
Historiography, sovereignty and queenship, medieval and early modern diplomacy

Emeriti Faculty

Name Specialty
F.R.P. Akehurst Medieval French and Occitan language and literature, medieval French law
Daniel Brewer Ancien Régime literature and culture, critical theory
Mária Minich Brewer 20th century French literature, culture, and theatre
Peter Lock 19th century French literature
Maria Paganini 20th century French prose
Judith Preckshot 20th century French studies and Francophone literature
Peter Robinson 19th century French poetry and culture
Eileen Sivert 19th century French literature and Québecois studies