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Director of Cross Cultural Studies
Professor of French
(Princeton University, PhD), teaches on the French Classical tradition, French and Swiss Francophone cultures, and global journeys of self-discovery. Her publications include work on seventeenth-century women writers such as Madame de Lafayette and Mademoiselle de Montpensier, as well as on intercultural theory and practice. Born in Venezuela of Hungarian parents, and a so-called “global nomad,” she has also been active in the cross-cultural studies program. Her current research focuses on bilingualism and multilingualism in literature, Swiss Francophone identity, and intercultural studies. In 2007-2011 she served as Associate Dean of the College.
Professor of Religion Wesleyan, B.A.; University of Wisconsin (Madison), M.A., Ph.D.; the religions of South Asia, Indian Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan ritual and meditative practices, Asian religious poetry, mysticism. Co-author, The Wheel of Time: Kalachakra in Context (1985); author, Is Enlightenment Possible? (1993); co-editor, Tibetan Literature: Studies in Genre (1996), Buddhist Theology (2000).