Department of French and Romance Philology  









Antoine Compagnon
Blanche W. Knopf Professor
Sixteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century French literature; literary theory
Peter Connor
Associate Professor (Barnard)
Twentieth-Century French literature and philosophy

Vincent Debaene
Associate Professor
French anthropology, Twentieth-Century French literature, literary theory, intellectual history

Souleymane Bachir Diagne
History of philosophy, Islamic philosophy, African philosophy and literature

Madeleine Dobie
Associate Professor
Director, MA in French Studies in a Global Context

Eighteenth-Century French literature; Francophone literature; colonial history 
Pierre Force
Dean for Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century French literature and intellectual history

Kaiama Glover
Assistant Professor (Barnard)
Francophone literature and post-colonial studies

Elisabeth Ladenson
Department Chair

Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century French literature; comparative literature; cultural history

Sylvie Lefèvre
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Medieval French literature and history of the book

Emmanuelle Saada
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies

History and sociology of colonization and immigration

Joanna Stalnaker
Associate Professor
Director, MA in History and Literature

Enlightenment literature, philosophy, and history of ideas; French Revolution; theater; women writers
Phillip John Usher
Assistant Professor (Barnard College)
Sixteenth-Century French Literature; Comparative Perspectives on Epic and Tragedy; Literature and the Sister Arts
Philip Watts
Twentieth and Twenty-First Century French Literature and Film
Caroline Weber
Associate Professor (Barnard College)
Eighteenth Century French literature and cultural history


Etienne Balibar
Visiting Professor (Fall 2012)
Moral and political philosophy

Marc Fumaroli
Visiting Professor
Early Modern French literature and culture; history of rhetoric

Gilles Philippe
Visiting Professor (Spring 2012)
Stylistics, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature


Vincent Aurora
Twentieth-Century French literature; French language pedagogy
Bérénice Baudry
Sixteenth and seventeenth-century literature and iconography

Alexandra Borer -
French language pedagogy
Pascale Crépon
Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Theatre. Swiss-French literature
Heidi Holst-Knudsen
French language pedagogy

Pascale Hubert-Leibler
Senior Lecturer
Director, French Language Program

French language pedagogy, translation
Céline Marangé
Global and colonial history, Russian and Vietnamese studies, French language pedagogy, translation
El Hadji Malick Ndiaye
Contemporary France, Francophone studies (Quebec, France, Africa), authorship, critical theory and cinema

Sophie Queuniet
French language pedagogy

Scott Sanders
Eighteenth-century literature

Samuel Skippon
Director of Summer Session
French language pedagogy



Maryse Condé
Professor Emerita
Francophone literature

Danielle Haase-Dubosc
Professor Emerita
Seventeenth-century French and comparative literature; gender studies

Sylvère Lotringer
Professor Emeritus
Twentieth-Century French literature and philosophy

Gita May
Professor Emerita
 Eighteenth-Century French literature
Henri Mitterand
Professor Emeritus
Nineteenth-Century French literature


Christophe Lagier
Adjunct Professor
Director of Columbia-Penn Program at Reid Hall


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