Spanish Studies La Mateada Event
Classical Studies Vergil
Classical Studies Translating Virgil's Georgics with Kristina Chew
FNST Sept 2014
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macaron Sept 2014


Tel:(415) 422-6372

Ahmed Bangura

Associate Professor

Associate Professor, received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta in Canada, and specializes in the Orientalist tradition as it pertains to African literature. Teaching Interest: Introduction to Francophone Literature I, Introduction to Textual Analysis, Twentieth Century French Literature, and Third semester French

Tel:415 422 5215

Christine Berry-Locard

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor, She received her Master's degree and post-graduate degree (Dîplome d'Etudes Approfondies) in French literature and French language from the University of Paris.

Tel:(415) 422-6390

Karen Bouwer


Professor Karen Bouwer enjoys teaching all levels of French and Francophone language, culture and literature as well as classes on African literature and film. Her research interests include Francophone African literature, African cinema and gender.  Her book Gender and Decolonization in the Congo: The Legacy of Patrice Lumumba was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2010.

Tel:415 422 5310

Gaëlle Corvaisier

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor, received her Ph.D. in Francophone studies from the Department of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Paris, France.

Tel:415 422 5310

Aurélie Dargent

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor, began teaching French at the University of San Francisco in 2006. She earned her first Master's Degree in English Language, Literature, and Civilization from the University of Grenoble, with one year spent abroad studying linguistics at the University of California, Irvine. Two years later, she received her second M.A. in French as a Foreign Language.

Tel:415 422 6375

Beatrice Hallier

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor, enjoys teaching language, culture and conversation. She received B.A. and M.A. degrees in French at the University of California Berkeley and completed course work in the doctoral program (ABD) in French Literature at the University of California, Davis.

Tel:415 422 2893

Annabel Lee

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor, graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.A. in French Literature in 2001 where she was part of programs such as Erasmus and study abroad in Paris. After finishing her M.A. in French Literature at San Francisco State University, she moved to Paris to pursue a D.E.A. (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies) at the Université de Paris VIII and the Ecole Normale Supérieure. Since Paris, Annabel has been teaching French and pursuing her PhD at the University of California Davis. Her interests are in music and 20th century French literature.

Tel:(415) 422-6359

Anne Mairesse


Anne Mairesse earned her Doctorate and HDR from the University of Paris. She publishes and teaches in the fields of 20th-21st French and Comparative Literature and Culture with a particular focus on French poetry and the history of modern thought. Her other teaching interests lie in Literature and the developing field of Animal Studies, and Film Studies.  She is the Director of the Comparative Literature and Culture Program, and your advisor when you declare a major or a minor.

Tel:415 422 5765

Matthew Motyka

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, is the French language coordinator. He has a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from UC Berkeley. He earned an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion from Heythrop College of the University of London, and a M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology at GTU, Berkeley.

Tel:415 422 5298

Timothy Wolcott

Adjunct Professor

Tim received his Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Berkeley. His areas of interest include Second Language Acquisition during study abroad, language learning and identity, and Discourse Analysis.