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The Department has an extraordinary placement record, which reflects the amount of support that students receive throughout their career. We offer workshops on applying for fellowships, writing a job letter, putting together a CV, and constituting a dossier. The department also organizes mock job interviews and job talks. A member of the faculty serves as placement officer to coordinate the departmental efforts every year.

2016

Laure Astourian, PhD: Lecturer, Columbia University; Phi Beta Kappa Mary Isabel Sibley Fellow in French Studies

Dissertation Title: Outside the Metropolitan Frame: The Nouvelle Vague and the Foreign, 1954-1968

 

2015

Jacqueline Lerescu, PhD: Outreach and Development Coordinator, Modern Language Association (New York)

Dissertation Title: Writing Against the Reader: Poetry and Readership in France, 1840-1880

 

Johanna Magin, PhD: Academic Coordinator and Humanities Instructor, Euro-American Program, Sciences Po (Reims, France)

Dissertation Title: Bodies of Wisdom: Philosophy as Medicine in Montaigne and Pascal

 

Ana Oancea, PhD:  Assistant Professor (tenure track), Ohio Wesleyan University

Dissertation Title: The Fate of Invention in Late 19th-Century Literature

 

Rebecca Sopchick, PhD: Head of Finance and Administration, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (Paris, France)

Dissertation Title: The Radicalization of Discourse during the French Revolution

 

Alex Virastau, PhD: Lecturer, Columbia University

Dissertation Title: The Invention of Memoirs in Renaissance France

 

2014

Roderick Cooke, PhD: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Florida Atlantic University

Dissertation Title:  Aesthetics and Politics in the Dreyfus Affair

             

Severine Martin, PhD: Resident Director, Columbia University Undergraduate Programs in Paris

Dissertation Title: Out of the Neant into the Everyday: A rediscovery of Mallarme’s Poetics

             

Eric Matheis, PhD: Lecturer, Columbia University

Dissertation Title: Capital, Value, and Exchange in the Old Occitan and Old French Tenson (including the Partimen and the Jeu-parti)

             

Alexandra Perisic, PhD: Assistant Professor (tenure track), University of Miami

Dissertation Title: Contesting Globalization: Ethics, Politics, and Aesthetics in the Atlantic World Economy

             

Erin Twohig, PhD: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Georgetown University

Dissertation Title: The Contentious Classroom: Education in Postcolonial Literature from Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia

 

2013

Jason Earle, PhD: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Sarah Lawrence College

Dissertation Title: Conspiracies and Secret Societies in Interwar French Literature

             

Casiana Ionita, PhD: Editor, Penguin Press, UK

Dissertation Title: The Educated Spectator: Cinema and Pedagogy in France, 1909-1930

             

Cathy Leung, PhD: Adjunct Lecturer, CUNY, College of Staten Island

Dissertation Title: George Sand and Rewriting: The Poetics of Intertextualityin George Sand’s Jacques Cycle

             

Benjamin Young, PhD: ACLS Public Fellow/Content Development Analyst, JSTOR

Dissertation Title: Eloquence and Music: The “Querelle des Bouffons” in Rhethorical Context

2012

Annelle Curulla, PhD: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Williams College

Dissertation Title: Forms of Enclosure: the Convent Playsof the French Revolution

             

Kirsten Ellicson, PhD: Language Consultant, Paris

Dissertation Title: Collecting as Self-Exploration in Late Nineteenth-Century French Literature

             

Mehammed Mack, Phd: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Smith College

Dissertation Title: Immigration and Sexual Citizenship: Gender, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Contemporary France

 

2011

Matthew Bridge, PhD, JD ‘13: Lawyer, Special Federal Litigation, Law Department, New York City

Dissertation Title:  A monster for our times: Reading Sade across the Centuries

             

Isabelle Coitoux, MPhil: French Teacher, Francis Parker High School, San Diego,CA

 

Jonathan Eskew, MPhil: Software Development Engineer, Amazon Web Services, Seattle WA

 

Mallika Lecoeur, PhD: Program Coordinator, Columbia Global Center, Paris

Dissertation Title: Conversation and Performance in Seventeenth-CenturyFrench Salon Culture

             

Sarah-Louise Raillard, PhD: Free Lance Translator

Dissertation Title: Perilous Pedagogies: Femle Education Questionnedin the Epistolary Novels of Rousseau, Laclos, Sade, and Charriere

2010

Olivia Harrison, PhD: Assistant Professor (tenure track), University of Southern California

Dissertation Title: Cross-Colonial Poetics: Reading Palestine in Maghrebi Literature

             

Toby Wykström, PhD: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Tulane University

Dissertation Title: Law, Conquest, and Slavery on the French Stage, 1598-1685

2009

Daisy Aaronian, Adjunct French Teacher, Lesley University

Dissertation Title: Simon Goulart and the Calvinist Edition of Montaigne’s Essays 1595

 

Anne-Catherine Dutoit, PhD: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Arizona State University

Dissertation Title: Poetic Propaganda: Aesthetics and Politics in Celine’s “Bagatelles pour un Massacre”

 

2008

Max Kramer, PhD: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Baruch College

Dissertation Title: The Poetry of Inversion: Queer Metaphor in Arthur Rimbaud, Stefan George, and Federico Garcia Lorca

 

Noura Wedell, PhD: Translator, Editor, Semiotext(e), Adjunct Faculty, Roski School of Art and Design, USC

Dissertation Title: Blinking Space: Andre du Bouchet’s Ecopoeisis

             

Andrea Thomas, PhD: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Loyola University, Baltimore

Dissertation Title: Lautréamont and the Poetics of Posterity
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