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Eva Posfay

Eva Posfay

Education & Professional History

Bryn Mawr College, AB, MA; Princeton University, MA, PhD.

At Carleton since 1991.

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Cross Cultural Studies

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.

French and Francophone Studies

Fall 2017
On Leave

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, border identities, the French chanson, the history of Geneva, and intercultural theory and practice.  In 2007-2011 she served as Associate Dean of the College. She is the mentor for Carleton's 15th group of Posse Scholars.

Profile updated September 12, 2014

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