French and Francophone Studies


The Department of French and Francophone Studies at Brown University has a very strong placement record for its graduates.

Of the 65 students who were granted doctorates between 1990 and 2015, 40 currently hold full-time academic positions at the college and university level in the US, Canada, and Europe. This includes 30 tenure-track appointments. Other graduates have made their careers in related academic or professional fields.


  • Ryan Atticus Doherty

    B.A. in French, Washington Lee University, 2014, B.S. in Biology, Washington Lee University, 2014
  • Mia Williams

    B.A. in French, University of Texas at Austin, 2017


  • Kaitlyn Quaranta

    World Languages Teacher, Solebury School, New Hope, PA


  • Marie Larose

    Mellon Faculty Fellow of French and Italian, Dartmouth College


  • Benjamin Fancy

    Writing Center Coordinator, Princeton University
  • Brigitte Stepanov

    Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology


  • Christopher Robison

    Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Swarthmore College


  • Sonja Stojanović

    Assistant Professor of French, University of Notre Dame


  • Anne-Caroline Sieffert

    Lecturer, Romance Languages and Literatures Binghamton University, SUNY


  • Valentine Balguerie

    Assistant Professor, Modern Languages, Randolph-Macon College
  • Sarah Bernthal

    Lecturer, Fresno State University


  • Joshua Blaylock

    Independent Scholar
  • Yuri Kondratiev

    French Teacher, The French-American School of Rhode Island
  • Sylvain Montalbano

    French Teacher, Newton Country Day School


  • Michael Clinton "Clint" Bruce

    Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Acadian and Transnational Studies Université Sainte-Anne, Nova Scotia, Canada


  • Pauline De Tholozany

    Professor of French, Clemson University
  • Allison Fong

    Lecturer, Department of Language, Literature and Culture, Clark University


  • Maria Moreno

    Associate Professor of French, Mars Hill University


  • Kathryn Chenoweth

    Associate Professor of French, Princeton University
  • Elizabeth Ferreira

    Elected Member, New Hampshire House of Representatives
  • Sharon Larson

    Associate Professor of French, Christopher Newport University


  • Dorothy Arthur

    Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto
  • Adele Parker

    Visiting Assistant Professor of French, College of the Holy Cross
  • Shahrzad Zahedi

    Associate French Faculty, MiraCosta College


  • Claudia Esposito

    Associate Professor of French, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Jean François Fournier

    Associate Professor of French, Appalachian State University


  • Heidi Brevik-Zender

    Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of California at Riverside
  • Meadow Hilley

    Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University


  • Katharine Harrington

    Associate Professor of French, Plymouth State University


  • Jean-Frédéric Hennuy

    Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), University of Chester, UK


  • Nanette Fornabai

    Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Heather McCoy

    Teaching Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Pennsylvania State University
  • Lisa Walters

    Adjunct faculty, University of Massachusetts, Lowell


  • Aaron Prevots

    Associate Professor of French, Southwestern University


  • Marie-Chantal Killeen

    Professor of French Literature, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, UK
  • Nadia Sahely

    Professor of French and Francophone Literature, Baldwin Wallace University


  • Seth Adam Whidden

    Professor, Queen's College, Oxford University, UK
  • Eduardo Antonio Febles

    Associate Professor, Modern Languages & Literatures, Simmons University
  • Ran-E Hong

    Educator, South Korea
  • Christine Marie Gaspar

    French Teacher, Reading, Connecticut


  • Thomas Armbrecht

    Associate Professor of French, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Deborah Julie Hahn

    Teacher of French, Newton High School, Newton, MA
  • Jacinta Wright

    Lecturer, Dublin City University, Ireland


  • Laurence Huughe

    Teacher of French, Milton Academy


  • Robyn Brothers

  • Laura Knowlton

  • Anne Richardot

    Maître de conferences, Université de Lille 3, France


  • Valerie Key Orlando

    Professor of French and Francophone Literature, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Angelina Overvold

    Associate Director of the School of World Studies and Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Marjorie Salvodon

    Associate Professor of French, Suffolk University


  • Lucie Ashraf

    Adult Education Teacher, Study Hall LLC


  • Jennifer Gage

    Professional Translator
  • Felicia Kirk

    Headmistress, St Mary's School, Calne, Wiltshire, UK
  • Anna Klosowska Roberts

    Professor of French, Miami University, Ohio
  • Jody McQuillan

    Modern Language Faculty, Noble and Greenough School Dedham, MA
  • T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting

    Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of French and African American and Diaspora Studies, Vanderbilt University


  • Eileen Angelini

    Professor of French, Canisius College
  • Annabelle Cone

    Senior Lecturer of French, Dartmouth College
  • Nathalie Rogers

    Professor of French, Wellesley College
  • Carol Lee (Wilson) Slater

    Senior Lecturer of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Old Dominion University
  • Annie Smart

    Professor of French, Saint Louis University
  • Debra Terzian

    Director of Academic Affairs, Office of Study Abroad, Boston University


  • Marie-Dominique Boyce

    Lecturer of French, Fairfield University
  • Sylvia Hatcher-Smith

  • Ana-Maria Ramirez

  • Scott Russell

    Micro Beer Brewer, Lebanon, NH


  • Laurent Ditmann

    Assistant Professor of French, Georgia Perimeter College of Georgia State University
  • Les Essif

    Professor of French Studies, University of Tennessee
  • Deborah Jean Lee

    Lecturer of French, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Chiara Leone

  • Barbara Miskell

  • Mary Snider


  • Marie Lathers

    Treuhaft Professor of French and Humanities, Case Western University
  • Gerard Lavatori

    Professor of French, University of La Verne, CA


  • Michèle Respaut

    Professor of French Emerita, Wellesley College


  • Gerald Prince

    Professor of Romance Languages, University of Pennsylvania