Aparna Nayak-Guercio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of French
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
Fax: 562 985-4259
Aparna.Nayak@csulb.edu | Office: AS-320

Research Interests

Dr. Nayak-Guercio’s main area of interest is France in World War II, and the inter-relations between literature, memory, history, and politics. Her work on immediate post-war writings engages with questions of remembrance and forgetting. She is also interested in the immediate pre-war period, specifically the cultural politics of the Popular Front government.


2006 University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D., French

1998 Université de Paris VII-Denis Diderot, D.E.A, French literature

1993 University of Pittsburgh, M.A., French

1989 University of Bombay, B.A., French

Select Publications

Wir sind doch keinen Barbaren”: Music, Musicality and Cultural Politics in Aragon’sLe droit romain n’est plus," French Forum. Fall 2009. Vol. 34, no. 3. pp. 21-38.

“The project of Liberation and the projection of national identity. France, literature and politics, 1944-1945,” in Sites / Contemporary French & Francophone Studies. “French Studies Today”. Vol. 10. no. 2. Spring-Summer 2006, pp. 195-204.