Graduate Students

French PhD Students

Spring 2022 Instructor Office Hours

Name Specialty
Ray Balstad feminist studies, women's writing and the bande dessinée
Heidi Beckman
20th and 21st Quebecois and francophone theatre; questions of gender, geography, and exile in identity; feminist theory; queer theory
Cameron Cook French hip hop, urban literature
Martyrdom in both religious and social contexts; film and media studies and criticism; and contemporary French & Francophone literature
Chloe Mais Hagen 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 Mourning and nostalgia in Francophone migrant literature
Sally Kessler How language embodies the abnormal body, disease, medical epistemologies; 19th-century literature
Jérémy Labbé Dandyism; French philosophy; Post-Structuralism; Existentialism; 20th-century French Literature; Alternate History
Farrah Mahroug
Postcolonial/Maghrebi literary and cinematic representations of women
Pauline Maison-Dessemme French feminist thought and "écriture féminine"; gender studies and politics of identity; French and English literature (19th-21st Century and medieval); multimedia studies (film, series and bande-dessinée).
Ben Obernolte Medieval French and Iberian literature, intersections of class and gender, fabliaux, pastourelles, pastorelas, serranillas
Arwa Reda

Ethics, testimony, and the detective genre; Memory and trauma studies; 20th-21st century Holocaust French literature and Francophone Maghrebi literature

Kirsten Smith Multilingualism and transnationalism in film and media; Québécois cinema and history; Franco-Arab film, media, and literature; travel, language, and identity in film and literature
Fidele Tchoffo Tsasse