James Austin, Associate Professor of French, Chair of the French Department

James Austin

Associate Professor of French, Chair of the French Department

Proust • French film


Ronan Chalmin

Senior Lecturer of French

Eighteenth-century philosophy, political thought, and science • Revolution and counter-revolution • The French Revolution’s Impact on the Caribbean colonies • The problem of equality in 18th-century thought

Nathalie Etoke, Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies, Chair of the French Department

Nathalie Etoke

Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies, Chair of the French Department

Africana studies (film, literature, philosophy) • LGBT in the Afro-diasporic context • Melancholia Africana (loss, mourning and survival in Africa, America and the Caribbean) • Cultural studies (immigration, post-Colonial French identities, French Hip Hop, urban films)


Ramla Bedoui

Adjunct Visiting Professor

Catherine J. Spencer, Professor of French

Catherine J. Spencer

Professor of French

17th century French literature • French cinema • Theory (structuralism & Post); Gay and Lesbian/Queer theory • "Bande dessinee" - Franco-Belgian comics