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Faculty and Staff

Full-time Faculty

Royal Brown
Kissena 100B
David Andrew Jones
Associate Professor, Graduate Advisor, Department Chair
King 207
Regine Joseph
Assistant Professor
Kissena 100E
Karen Sullivan
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Advisor
Kissena 100C
Joseph Sungolowsky
Professor Emeritus
Kissena 100I

Adjunct Faculty

Paul Fadoul Office: King 109
Phone: 718-997-5983

Paul Joseph Fadoul is a doctoral candidate in the French Program at the Graduate Center and a recipient of the Randolph L. Braham Dissertation Award for the 2014-15 Academic Year.

His dissertation thesis is titled How to be a French Jew: From Proust to Derrida. He published a translation piece in International Journal of Francophone Studies, 13 (3&4), February 2011 and the article on Haitian author Pierre-Richard Narcisse for the website île-en-île.

His varied areas of interest, which include the Caribbean, the Middle East and West Africa, reflect his life experiences. Until 2007, he worked in industry and commerce in Haiti, Nigeria, Lebanon, New York and Paris where he became familiar with the cultures and lifestyles of the French speaking world. He teaches French Literature, Civilization and Language classes at Queens College and St. John's University and has enjoyed teaching at Medgar Evers College and Brooklyn College.

Allison Faris

MA, European Society and Culture, New York University
BA, French and English, Portland State University

Office: King 109
Phone: 718-997-5983

Allison Faris is a second-year PhD student in French at the Graduate Center. She is interested in women writers and the marginal genres and non-canonical texts of the seventeenth-century, the "petits romantiques", gender theory and feminist scholarship. She is enrolled in the Women's Studies Certificate Program.

This year she is serving as the French Program Student Representative on the Doctoral Students' Council and as a student member of the French Department's Executive Committee. She teaches at Queens College and Baruch College.

Dorina Klimi
Office: King 109
Phone: 718-997-5983

Genevieve Waite

BA, Cum Laude, French, Bates College (2005)
MA, French Literature, NYU (2011)

Office: King 109
Phone: 718-997-5983

Areas of Specialization: 20th-21st century French literature, comparative studies, structuralism, linguistics

Genevieve received a Master's degree in French literature from New York University in 2011. She is now a fourth year doctoral student in French literature at CUNY, the Graduate Center. Her area of specialization is 20th and 21st century French literature, and she is particularly interested in the work of contemporary, polyglot writers such as Nancy Huston. She is the author of Pas à pas : méthode d'anglais and Ma Méthode d'anglais, bothpublished by Les Éditions Hatier. As a Graduate Teaching Fellow, she is currently teaching elementary French II at Queens College in New York. Genevieve has presented papers at various conferences, including the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and CUNY, the Graduate Center.



 Office Information

Department Chair/
French Graduate Advisor:

David Andrew Jones
King Hall 207
718-997-5980 (phone)
718-997-5072 (fax)

French Undergraduate Coordinator:
Karen Sullivan
Kissena 100C


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