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Professors

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Daniela Bini

Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature

bini@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-5995  |  HRH 3.112C

Education   

Ph.D, University of Texas, Austin
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Douglas G. Biow

Superior Oil Company-Linward Shivers Cenntenial Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

biow@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-7267  |  HRH 2.110B

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David P Birdsong

Professor, Department Chair

birdsong@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-7299  |  HRH 2.122

Education   

Ph.D, Harvard University
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Marc Bizer

Professor of French Literature

mbizer@utexas.edu  |  512-471-7780  |  HRH 3.112B

Education   

PhD, Princeton University

Interests

  early modern Europe & France, classical reception, national identity, gender, tragedy and the tragic

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Barbara E. Bullock

Professor

bbullock AT austin DOT utexas DOT edu  |  512-471-9095  |  HRH 3.108B

Education   

Ph.D., Delaware (Linguistics)

Interests

  Bilingualism and language contact, language variation and change, sociophonetics, and a growing interest in computational and corpus linguistics

Jean-Pierre Montreuil

Professor

jpmontreuil@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-6555  |  HRH 3.108A

Education   

Ph. D. Romance Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Theoretical phonology and morphology; prosody, dialectology

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Alexandra K Wettlaufer

Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Associate Director of Plan II

akw@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-1442  |  CLA 2.102, HRH 3.104C

Education   

Ph.D., Columbia University

Interests

  19th-century literature, visual arts, culture, and gender studies in France and Britain

Associate Professors

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Carl S Blyth

Associate Professor

cblyth@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-7600  |  HRH 3.114A

Education   

PhD, French Linguistics, Cornell University

Interests

  Applied linguistics (instrutional technology, corpus linguistics, pedagogical grammar); French sociolinguistics (style, stance and interaction); Discourse studies (narrative analysis, cultural scripts, indexicality)

Guy P Raffa

Associate Professor

guyr@utexas.edu  |  512-232-5492  |  HRH 3.104A

Education   

Ph.D., Indiana University

Interests

  Dante Studies, medieval Italian literature and culture, digital humanities, history and philosophy of science, Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco

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Cinzia Russi

Associate Professor

russi@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-7024  |  HRH 3.110B

Education   

PhD Linguistics 2003, University of Washington

Interests

  Historical linguistics, Grammaticalization, Aspectualizers, Morphosyntax, Morphology, Italian Dialects, Comparative Romance Linguistics, Cognitive Grammar, Pragmatics, Lexical Semantics

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Hélène Tissières

Associate Professor

htissieres@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-5531  |  HRH 3.110C

Education   

Ph.D., 2001, French, New York University

Interests

  African and Caribbean Francophone literatures, African and French film, African contemporary art, African music, Biennale of Dakar.

Assistant Professors

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Paola Bonifazio

Assistant Professor

pbonifazio@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-1561  |  HRH 3.110A

Education   

Ph.D., New York University

Interests

  Italian Cinema; Italian Literature-Modern; Italian Cultural Studies; Film theory and history, including documentary; Futurism; P.P.Pasolini

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Karen A Pagani

Assistant Professor

kpagani@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-5737  |  HRH 3.112B

Education   

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests

  Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century moral theory (British, French, German); Seventeenth and eighteenth-century French novel; Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie; Historical semantics; Secularization.

Hervé Picherit

Assistant Professor

picherit@utexas.edu  |  512-471-6874  |  HRH 3.114C

Education   

PhD, Stanford

Interests

  20th century French literature, French cinema, the novel, the avant-garde, philosophies of fiction

Affiliated Faculty- French

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Benjamin Claude Brower

Associate Professor- Department of History

benbrower@utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., 2005, Cornell University

Interests

  France and its colonies with a focus on Algeria, European imperialism, questions of secularism and Islam, understanding violence in history

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Mounira Charrad

Associate Professor- Department of Sociology

charrad@utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., Harvard

Interests

  Gender and women's rights, political sociology, social theory, colonialism, comparative-historical sociology, globalization, Middle East and North Africa

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Judith G. Coffin

Associate Professor- Department of History

jcoffin@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., 1985, Yale University

Interests

  European social and cultural history, especially 20th-century France; gender, sexuality and history of feminism; history of radio; private and public; the "sexual revolution" in post-war France

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Tarek El-Ariss

Associate Professor- Department of Middle Eastern Studies

tarek.elariss@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-8291  |  CAL 402

Education   

Ph.D - 2004, Cornell

Interests

  Contemporary Arabic literature, film and media; Arabic popular culture and new literary genres; 18th- and 19th-century travel writing; post-structuralism and affect theory

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Patience L. Epps

Associate Professor- Department of Linguistics

pattieepps@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., University of Virginia

Interests

  Descriptive and documentary work on indigenous Amazonian languages, typology, language contact and language change

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Zenzi M Griffin

Professor- Department of Psychology

griffinz@psy.utexas.edu

Education   

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Interests

  Language production, speech errors, personal names, cognition, and psycholinguistics

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Julie Hardwick

Professor- Department of History

jhardwick@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., 1991, Johns Hopkins University

Interests

  Early modern social and economic history, legal history, women's and family history

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Lars Hinrichs

Associate Professor- Department of English

larshinrichs@utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., 2006, University of Freiburg

Interests

  Sociolinguistics; anthropological linguistics; corpus linguistics, Pidgins and Creoles; computer-mediated communication

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David Kornhaber

Assistant Professor- Department of English

david.kornhaber@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., 2009, Columbia University

Interests

  Modern and contemporary drama, intersections of theatre and philosophy, critical theory, modernism and the avant-garde

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Richard P Meier

Professor- Department of Linguistics

rmeier@mail.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Interests

  Linguistics of signed languages, American Sign Language, first language acquisition

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Marc Pierce

Associate Professor- Department of Germanic Studies

mpierc@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D, Germanic Linguistics, University of Michigan

Interests

  Historical linguistics, Germanic linguistics and philology, history of linguistics, phonology, Scandinavian studies

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Jacqueline Toribio

Professor- Department of Spanish and Portuguese

toribio@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., 1993, Linguistics, Cornell University

Interests

  Bilingualism and language contact, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, Caribbean studies, US Latino and border studies, Afro-Latin American and African studies

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Lynn R Wilkinson

Associate Professor- Department of Germanic Studies

lrw@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Scandinavian and comparative literature, Scandinavian drama and film, modernism, the novel and narrative traditions, gender studies, literary and cultural theory

Senior Lecturers

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Antonella D Del Fattore-Olson

Distinguished Sr. Lecturer

adolson@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-5531/5706  |  HRH 2.106B

Education   

Laurea (Master Degree in Comparative Literature), L'Università degli Studi La Sapienza. Rome, Italy

Interests

  Italian Language and Culture, Teaching Methodology, Play Production, Contemporary Italian Theatre, Modern Italian Literature, Italian dialects

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Nancy C Guilloteau

French Language Program Director

nguilloteau@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-5511  |  HRH 2.106A

Education   

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Lecturers

Robin Benzrihem

Lecturer

robin.benzrihem@gmail.com  |  HRH 4.112

Education   

Masters, Paris 7 - Denis Diderot

Interests

  Cultural studies, modern history, popular culture, popular music, gender studies

Irene Eibenstein-Alvisi

Lecturer

iea@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-5706  |  HRH 2.106B

Education   

Ph.D., Cornell University

Elizabeth A Erbeznik

Lecturer

eerbeznik@utexas.edu  |  512-471-9390  |  HRH 3.108C

Education   

PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin
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Adria Frizzi

Lecturer

adriafrizzi@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-7289  |  HRH 3.112A

Education   

PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Research Modern and contemporary literature: Brazilian, Italian, Spanish American, US; Translation studies: theory and practice of translation; Modern and contemporary Itali

Claire C Jones

Lecturer

clairejones@utexas.edu  |  512 471-9308  |  HRH 4.138

Education   

PhD, French Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Gaetan Legrand

Lecturer

gaetanlegrand@utexas.edu  |  HRH 4.108

Interests

  Literary theory and contemporary French thought / mythology (Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Mesopotamian), ancient beliefs and religions / classical texts, epic poetry / Renaissance art (Italian painters) / philosophical anthropology.

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Anne McCreary

Lecturer

annemccreary@gmail.com  |  HRH 4.166

Education   

Ph.D. French Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Heather G. Pelletier

Lecturer

hpelletier@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-7470  |  HRH 3.112A

Education   

PhD, Vanderbilt University

Interests

  20th Century French literature; French language and civilization

Beatriz E Schleppe

Lecturer

bea@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-5531  |  HRH 3.114C

Education   

PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
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Melissa E Skidmore

Lecturer

mskidmore@austin.utexas.edu  |  HRH 3.114C

Education   

PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Professors Emeriti

Mary J Baker

Professor Emeritus

mfjordan@mail.utexas.edu

Education   

PhD, Harvard University
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Jean-Pierre B Cauvin

Professor Emeritus

jpcauvin@utexas.edu

Education   

Ph. D., Princeton University

Interests

  Poetry of the 19th and 20th centuries; Surrealism; The Arts in France; 19th-20th C. French history

Richard B Grant

Professor Emeritus

William W Kibler

Professor Emeritus

wkibler@utexas.edu  |  HRH 308C

Education   

PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

François P Lagarde

Associate Professor

lagarde@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-5531

Education   

PhD, Stanford
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Knud P Lambrecht

Professor Emeritus

lambrec@utexas.edu

Education   

PhD, University of California at Berkeley
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Jane N Lippmann

Professor Emeritus

j.lippmann@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Interests

  Pedagogy; Teaching with Technology; Developing Online Course Materials, Foreign Language Disabilities

Antonella C Pease

Associate Professor Emeritus

Dina M Sherzer

Professor Emeritus

dsherzer@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph. D., University of Pennsylvania
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Seth Wolitz

Professor Emeritus

slwolitz@mail.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., Yale University

Interests

  Slavic, Jewish Literature and Art

Harold A. Wylie, Jr.

Associate Professor Emeritus

hwylie7@att.net

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