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French Program People Directory

  • Faculty

  • Wilda Anderson

    Professor of French
    Director of Graduate Studies, French

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 418
    • Research Interests: Literature of the French Enlightenment; the relationship between science and literature; the French Revolution and its aftermath; Newton and newtonianism; digital culture; post-print forms of literacy
    • Education: PhD, Cornell University
  • Daniel Desormeaux

    William D. and Robin Mayer Professor
    Head of the French Subdivision

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman Hall 482
    • 410-516-7727
    • Research Interests: French and Caribbean literature and thought of the “long” 19th century; Haitian Revolution, race, and slavery; comparative analysis of Caribbean literature and religion; history of the book and French literary history; Fin-de-Siècle literature and transatlantic anthropology
    • Education: PhD, Emory University; M.A., Université du Québec à Montréal; M.A. Johns Hopkins University
  • Elena Russo

    Professor of French, Director of Undergraduate Studies, French, Study Abroad Officer, French

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 488
    • 410-516-7622
    • Research Interests: 17th- and 18th-century French literature; cultural and intellectual history of the Enlightenment; religious dissidences; sociability; the history of aesthetics; literary theory
    • Education: PhD, Princeton University
  • Derek Schilling

    Professor of French, Director of the Centre Louis Marin

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 426
    • 410-516-4626
    • Research Interests: Modern and contemporary French literature; film esthetics and theory; geocriticism; urban and suburban studies
    • Education: PhD/Doctorat du 3e cycle, University of Pennsylvania/University of Paris 8 (Vincennes/Saint-Denis)
  • Bruce Anderson

    Bruce Anderson

    Senior Lecturer, French
    Language Program Director, French

  • Kristin Anna Cook-Gailloud

    Associate Teaching Professor of French
    Coordinator, Advanced French for Writing

  • Claude Guillemard

    Claude Guillemard

    Senior Lecturer, French
    Coordinator, French Elements

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 444
    • 410-516-6041
    • Education: MA, Paris IV
      Agrégation, Lettres classiques, Paris IV
  • Kenneth Loiselle

    Visiting Associate Professor of French

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 449
    • 410-516-4736
    • Research Interests: Freemasonry, secret societies and political revolutions; La Nouvelle France; male homosociality; 18th- and 19th-century egodocuments; interspecies relations
    • Education: PhD, Yale University
  • Suzanne Roos

    Suzanne Roos (she/her/hers)

    Senior Lecturer
    Coordinator, Intermediate French

  • April Wuensch

    April Wuensch

    Senior Lecturer, French
    Coordinator, Advanced French for Speaking

  • Associated Faculty

  • Michael Kwass

    Professor and Chair of History

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Early modern France; the French Revolution; globalization
  • Lawrence M. Principe

    Drew Professor of the Humanities and Director, Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe

    • [email protected]
    • Research Interests: Early modern and late medieval science and technology; history of alchemy/chemistry; science and theology
    • Education: PhD, History of Science, Johns Hopkins University
      PhD, Organic Chemistry, Indiana University
  • Todd Shepard

    Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor of History

    • [email protected]
    • 410-516-8512
    • Research Interests: Modern France and French empire, decolonization, gender and sexuality
    • Education: PhD, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • Jacques Neefs

    Professor Emeritus

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 401
    • 410-516-7727
    • Research Interests: 19th-20th-century French literature; genetic criticism
    • Education: PhD (Doctorat d’État), University Paris 8
  • Stephen Nichols

    Professor Emeritus

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 401
    • 410-516-7227
    • Research Interests: Medieval French literature
    • Education: PhD, Yale University
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