MIT Global France Seminar


The MIT Global France Seminar aims to bring together MIT faculty, instructors, and graduate students from across disciplines interested in the study of French and francophone cultures around the world. The seminar series is free and open to the public.

The MIT Global France Seminar was launched in 2013 (under the name "MIT Research Seminar in French and Francophone Studies"). Why “Global France”? The seminar seeks to expand notions of French Studies beyond the Hexagone and relationships of formal empire to include networks of social, cultural, and intellectual influence. Its events and participants seek to reconceptualize French and Francophone studies in a global context.  

Founding chair: Professor Bruno Perreau
Co-chairs: Professor Jeffrey Ravel and Professor Catherine Clark

Guest speakers in Spring 2022. 

Professor Camille Robcis (Columbia University): Disalineation. The Politics of Madness in Postwar France. February 28, 5pm.

Professor Christy Pichichero (George Mason University): Talking B(l)ack: Theorizing Race and its Intersections in Critical Eighteenth-Century Studies. March 29, 2pm. 

Professor François Noudelmann (New York University), April 11, 5pm.

Professor Adi Saleem Bharat (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), April 25, 5pm.

Professor Jean Casimir (University of Haiti), May 2, 5pm.