French Faculty

Janet  Beizer

Janet Beizer

On Leave Fall 2022
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (French)
C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France


Academic Degrees: B.A. in French, summa cum laude, Cornell University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph. D. in French with Secondary Field in...

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Boylston Hall 517
p: (617) 495-5823
Office Hours: (On Leave Fall 2022)

Claire-Marie Brisson

Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures (French)

Academic Degrees: Ph.D. in French (Cultural History), University of Virginia; M.A. in French (Cultural History), Wayne State University; B.A in French Studies and Secondary Education, Minors in German and Political Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn.... Read more about Claire-Marie Brisson

Boylston Hall 507
p: (617) 495-1813
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Virginie  Greene

Virginie Greene

On Leave Fall 2022
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (French)

Virginie Greene is a Professor of French in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, at Harvard University. She is a specialist of medieval...

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Boylston Hall 426
p: (617) 495-5509
Office Hours: (On Leave Fall 2022)
Alice  Jardine

Alice Jardine

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (French) and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
A.B., Ohio State University; A.M., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Research Interests: 20th and 21st century French and Francophone Literature; Feminist Theory; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Culture, Arts, and Politics... Read more about Alice Jardine

Boylston Hall G-24
p: (617) 495-7776
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Annabel Kim

Annabel Kim

Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (French)
Undergraduate Advisor for French
B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., Yale University

Research Interests: 20th- and 21st-century French Literature; Feminism; Contemporary Novel; Literature and Politics.... Read more about Annabel Kim

Boylston 427
p: (617) 496-0486
Office Hours: Fall 2022: In-Person Mondays, 12:30pm-1:30pm - Zoom hours Wednesdays & Fridays 1:00pm-2:30pm For both in-person and zoom hours, please schedule online at
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Matthew Rodriguez

Lecturer (French)

Education: Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University (2021), A.B. in Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College (2011)

Research Interests: Twentieth- and twenty-first-century French literature; Proust; literature and aesthetics (photography and architecture); loss and mourning; LGBTQ writing; critical theory (“French theory,” queer theory, and psychoanalytic theory); narrative; theater and performance.

Boylston Hall 324
p: (617) 496-2337
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Usha Rungoo

Usha Reena Rungoo

Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures

Professor Rungoo received her BA in French Studies with a specialization in Quebecois Literature from Trent University (2008), her MA in French Studies from Queen’s University (2011) and her PhD in French Studies and African American Studies from Yale University (2018).

Her research interests include... Read more about Usha Reena Rungoo

Boylston Hall 424
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