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French Program Faculty

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Laura Ceia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of French

French Graduate Advisor

Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2005

Contemporary France (nouvelles francophonies, intellectual history, contemporary European literature, French and European cinema)



Laura Ceia

Clorinda Donato, Ph.D.

Professor of French and Italian

The George L. Graziadio Chair of Italian Studies

Italian Studies Program Director & Advisor

Ph.D. UCLA, 1987

The Enlightenment and Romanticism in France and Italy



Clorinda Donato

Markus Muller, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of French

Department Chair

Ph.D. UCLA, 1998

Teaching Methodology (TA training), Second Language Acquisition, 19th Cent. French literature (the novel and the fantastic)


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Aparna Nayak, Ph.D

Associate Professor of French

Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 2006

20th century France; literature of Fascism and the Resistance; Literature, History, and Memory.



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Najib Redouane, Ph.D.

Professor of French

Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1999

Francophone literatures with emphasis on northern Africa.




Adjunct Faculty

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Richard Flamein, Ph.D.

Visiting Lecturer of French and History

Ph.D. Université de Rouen, 2012


Arpine Vardazaryan

Instructor of French

M.A. French & Francophone Studies, California State University, Long Beach, 2012



Teaching Associates

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Joanna Tatro