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Graduate Students

French PhD Students

Name Contact Information & Office Hours Specialty
Lizzy Baden  
Rachael Balstad
Mondays & Thursdays 12-1
Feminist theory, queer theory, film, 19th and 20th century french literature and comic books, intersections of math and science with the humanities
Sarah Boardman Transgression of boundaries between cultures and Francophone literature, immigration literatures between the Carribean, Canada, Africa, and Europe
Peter Caswell
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11-12
Cameron Cook French hip hop, urban literature
Alexandre Dubois
Mondays & Tuesdays 10-11
19th and 20th century French literature, continental philosophy, Nihilism and Gnosticism, poetry
Chloe Hagen
Mondays 1-2 & Thursdays 5-6
Francophone literature and globalizing subcultures in France
Chris Holmes The 19th century novel, aesthetics of the realist novel, history of science and psychology, history of literary criticism
Christopher Ice
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11
Mourning and nostalgia in Francophone migrant literature
Sean Killackey
Wednesdays & Thursdays 1:15-2:15
Representation of nature in 18th century French literature, garden theory, early modern studies in print culture, second language acquistion
Herman Koutouan Medieval literature; notions of identity, migrancy, and cultures in the postcolonial period; orality, cultural/literary implications, and its ambiguities in both medieval Europe and sub-Saharan African literature
Abraham Lamptey
Mondays & Tuesdays 12:30-1:30
Deborah Lee-Ferrand
Mondays & Thursdays 5:15-6:15
Representation and symbolism of food and food habits in postcolonial Francophone literature, race and gender issues, slave and neo-slave narratives, the African-American vampire as metaphor in speculative fictions
Farrah Mahroug
Mondays 10:30-12:30; by appt.
Abou-Bakar Mamah Postdemocracy, Afropolitanism, Afrofuturism and Migratory Movement in Francophone Africa. My work explores through literature, cinema, theater, and music the sociopolitical changes taking place in  Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1990’s.
Lia Mitchell Speculative fiction and technologized experience in the French Third Republic
Benjamin Obernolte
Mondays & Tuesdays 12:15-1:15
Researching medieval literature
Rachel Payia-Yang
Tuesdays 9:45-11:45
Selim Rauer
Mondays 10:30-12:30
Postcolonial literature; postcolonial theory; French and Francophone modern literature; exile and alterity; modern drama; European contemporary theater aesthetics 
Agnès Schaffauser
Mondays & Wednesdays 10-11; by appt.
Post-colonial literature; Maghrebi literature and film; immigration, migration, and diaspora literature
Amgad Serour
Tuesdays 10-12
Spectatorship and imagination in French 20th century avant-garde cinema and literature
Shiloh Stone
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10-11; by appt.
Representations of Paris in 18th and 19th century literature
Charlotte Taubel
Wednesdays 9-11; by appt.
Death and mourning in 20th and 21st century French literature and film
Geneviève Young
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:20-2:20
Medieval French epics, literary interactions between medieval cultures, reception of the medieval in later periods

Visiting Graduate Students from France

Name Contact
Anissa Khamkham
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:20-12:20
Gwennoline Sola
Thursdays 10-12