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Graduate Students

French PhD Students

Name Contact Information & Office Hours Specialty
Mondays & Thursdays 5-6
 
Rachael Balstad bals0089@umn.edu
Tuesdays 10:15-12:15; by appt.
Feminist theory, queer theory, film, 19th and 20th century french literature and comic books, intersections of math and science with the humanities
Mondays 10:30-11:30; Wednesdays 1:30-2:30; by appt
 
Cameron Cook
cook0353@umn.edu
Wednesdays 10:30-12:30
French hip hop, urban literature
Alexandre Dubois 303A Folwell Hall                                                          duboi118@umn.edu
Mondays & Wednesdays 10-11; by appt.
19th and 20th century French literature, continental philosophy, Nihilism and Gnosticism, poetry
Chris Holmes
Thursdays 2:45-4:45
The 19th century novel, aesthetics of the realist novel, history of science and psychology, history of literary criticism
Christopher Ice icexx013@umn.edu
Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30-1:30
Mourning and nostalgia in Francophone migrant literature
Sean Killackey
304A Folwell Hall                                                     killa012@umn.edu
Tuesdays 12:15-1:15, Wednesdays 10-11; by appt.
Representation of nature in 18th century French literature, garden theory, early modern studies in print culture, second language acquistion
Abraham Lamptey lampt010@umn.edu
Mondays & Tuesdays 10:00-11:00; by appt.
Literary and cinematic representations of clandestine migration from Sub-saharan Africa to Europe in the 21st century
Farrah Mahroug mahro004@umn.edu
Wednesdays 9-11; by appt.
 
Chloe Mais-Hagen maisx001@umn.edu
In France
Francophone literature and globalizing subcultures in France
Abou-Bakar Mamah
Wednesdays 11:00-12:00, Thursdays 1:30-2:30
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 305A Folwell Hall                                                        swop0002@umn.edu Speculative fiction and technologized experience in the French Third Republic
Benjamin Obernolte obern011@umn.edu
In France
Researching medieval literature
 
Rachel Payia-Yang payia001@umn.edu
Mondays 12:30-2:30; by appt.
Postcolonial literature, Asian Francophone literature, and cultural identity production among writers with personal connections to Asia, specifically Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia
Selim Rauer rauer004@umn.edu
Mondays 10:30-12:30
Postcolonial literature; postcolonial theory; French and Francophone modern literature; exile and alterity; modern drama; European contemporary theater aesthetics 
Arwa Reda reda0020@umn.edu  
Agnès Schaffauser schaf426@umn.edu
Mondays & Wednesdays 11-12; by appt.
Post-colonial literature; Maghrebi literature and film; immigration, migration, and diaspora literature
Amgad Serour serou001@umn.edu
Tuesdays 10-12
Spectatorship and imagination in French 20th century avant-garde cinema and literature
Charlotte Soulpin-Taubel 305A Folwell Hall                                                          soulp003@umn.edu
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:30-2:30; by appt.
Death and mourning in 20th and 21st century French literature and film
Shiloh Stone stone747@umn.edu
Wednesdays 10-11; by appt.
Representations of Paris in 18th and 19th century literature
Jami Watson
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 1-2; by appt.
 
Geneviève Young 303A Folwell Hall                                                        youn0561@umn.edu
Wednesdays & Thursdays 1:15-2:15; by appt.
Laughter in Old French and Old Occitan epics; Linguistic hybridity in medieval France; Medieval political poetry

Visiting Graduate Students from France

Name Contact
Nathanaëlle Loubet-Sruh  Mondays 1-2pm, Wednesdays 11:30-12:30; by appt. loube004@umn.edu
Clémentine Raffy     raffy001@umn.edu