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Scott Carpenter
Scott Carpenter Profile
Professor of French
Director of Cross Cultural Studies
Scott Carpenter (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) teaches courses on the representation of “otherness,” nineteenth and twentieth-century poetry, the aesthetics of falseness, and literary theory. He has published extensively (sometimes with students) on such authors as Charles Baudelaire, George Sand, Honoré de Balzac, and Prosper Mérimée. In addition to Acts of Fiction (on political representations in nineteenth-century literature) and Reading Lessons (an introduction to literary theory), he has co-edited an intermediate French reader, and he participates in an electronic dictionary project. His current research focuses on frauds, hoaxes and counterfeits in the nineteenth century.

Faculty Involved in Cross Cultural Studies

Stephanie Cox Profile
Lecturer in French
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Eva Posfay Profile
Director of French and Francophone Studies
Professor of French

Éva Pósfay (Ph.D., Princeton University) teaches on French classics, Francophone Switzerland, diasporic literature, contemporary Paris, and transnationalism. She has published on 17th c. French women writers (Lafayette, Montpensier) and cross-cultural studies. Born in Venezuela of Hungarian parents and a so-called “global nomad,” she has directed several study abroad programs in Paris and Pau, France, and has been active in the cross-cultural studies program. Her current research focuses on multilingualism, language and identity, Moroccan culture, intercultural theory and practice, and visual pedagogy.  In 2007-2011 she served as Associate Dean of the College. She is presently the mentor for Carleton's 15th group of Posse Scholars.

Noboru Tomonari Profile
Associate Professor of Japanese
Coordinator of East Asian Studies
Clifford Clark Profile
Chair of Sociology and Anthropology
Professor of History and M.A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies, Emeritus
Stacy Beckwith
Stacy Beckwith Profile
Director of Judaic Studies
Professor of Hebrew
Tun Myint Profile
Associate Professor of Political Science
Mihaela Czobor-Lupp Profile
Associate Professor of Political Science
Luciano Battaglini Profile
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation
Head Women's Tennis Coach
Off Campus: Fall 2016


Mary Tatge
Mary Tatge Profile
Administrative Assistant in German and Russian
Administrative Assistant in Spanish
Administrative Assistant in French