French Faculty


Professor David Harrison received a B.A. in French from Swarthmore College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on the literature and... read more

Gwenola Caradec portrait
Assistant Professor

Gwenola Caradec grew up on the shores of Brittany, France and from there she has traveled, worked and lived abroad (especially in Ireland and Cambodia). She holds a “maîtrise de Lettres Modernes”... read more

Janice Gross
Professor, Senior Faculty

Jan Gross is Seth Richards Professor in Modern Languages with Senior Faculty Status. She earned a B.A. in French from the University of Michigan, an M.A. from Ohio State, and a Ph.D. from the... read more


Department Chair : French and Arabic

Susan Ireland is Orville and Mary Patterson Routt Professor of Literature. She grew up in England, and taught in France for eight years before coming... read more

Kristina Kosnick

Kristina Kosnick specializes in contemporary French and Francophone literature. She is currently completing a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a minor in Gender & Women’s... read more

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Philippe Moisan is from Brittany. He holds a D.E.U.G. in Literature and Visual Arts, and a Licence in Literature from the University of Caen (Normandy). He also has a M.A. and... read more


Claire Moisan is Senior Lecturer in French and Director of the Alternate Language Study Option, a self-instructional language program enhanced by peer tutoring. She holds a B.A. from the... read more


Maria Vendetti is completing a Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation focuses on literary and cultural representations of torture that took place during the Algerian War... read more

Assistant Professor

Mervat Youssef is Assistant Professor of Arabic. She holds a B.S. from the University of Helwan in Cairo, an M.S. from South Dakota State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Her... read more