Ibrahim B. Amidou
Adjunct Assistant Professor of French, A&S Romance Language Adjuncts
French / Francophone Literatures, Cultures and Civilizations, Basic French language and culture, French pronunciation, Francophone African cultures and literatures, social, political, economic and historical analysis of Africa, modern African literature, French and Francophone films, French/English Translation, English composition.
Asst Professor, A&S Romance & Arabic Languages & Literat
709C Old Chemistry Building
My first research area considers French women travelers’ narratives during the protectorate in Morocco (1912-1956). I investigate how tourism discourse in those accounts served as a subtext for the promotion of French imperial expansion in Morocco. The hierarchies of class, gender, race, religion, and sexuality, constitutive of imperial legacies that still persist in contemporary discourses, guide my second research area. This work specifically focuses on intersectional oppression in contemporary France through the lenses of migration, gender, postcolonial, and queer studies.
My research on contemporary Francophone studies and my commitment to diversity and inclusion inform my teaching pedagogy. As co-founder of the Diversity, Decolonization, and the French Curriculum collective, I strive to implement and share best practices in curriculum development grounded in decolonial and anti-racist pedagogy.
Study Abroad Advisor, International Programs
EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center
Michael R Gott
Professor of French & Department Head (RALL) and Professor of Film & Media Studies (SCFMS), A&S Romance & Arabic Languages & Literat
I teach graduate seminars and undergrad gourses on global screen media, travel and identity in cinema and comic books, francophone culture and cultural studies, migration and identity, cinéma-monde, road movies and mobility in cinema, and global screen industry networks andplatforms.
I am an affiliate faculty member in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the director of programming for UC's Niehoff Center for Film & Media Studies.
Janine C Hartman
Professor of History,, A&S Romance & Arabic Languages & Literat
Dept Romance Languages and Literatures
College of Arts & Sciences
717D Old Chem Bldg
My field is the history of ideas. Current research interests are Catulle Mendés,Parnassian poet and his role as witness to the Franco-Prussian war, the Commune insurrection and fall of Paris in 1871, as refracted through "ruin studies." Additional fields include witchcraft, ritual in early modern society and symbolic sovereignty in French colonial history..
Affliiate: History,Judaic Studies, Women & Gender Studies
Therese Migraine George
Professor of French and Francophone Studies, A&S Romance & Arabic Languages & Literat
Shureka _ Nyawalo
Assistant Professor Educator and Coordinator of the Basic French Program, A&S Romance & Arabic Languages & Literat
719B Old Chemistry Building
Additionally, I organize the summer language immersion program in Bordeaux, France, at the DEFLE (Département d'Études de Français Langue Étrangère). (For more details, go to: https://defle.u-bordeaux-montaigne.fr/en/index.html).
More recently, my collegues and I were awarded a competitive federal grant to develop teaching materials. (Read UC's article on this grant: https://www.uc.edu/news/articles/2022/08/uc-to-become-nationwide-resource-center-for-language-instructors.html)
Catherine L White
Assoc Professor - Educator, A&S Romance & Arabic Languages & Literat
Dr. White teaches French language, literature, theatre, culture and film. She has been awarded the Darwin Turner Teaching Award twice, and was nominated for the Dolly Cohen Excellence in Teaching Award. Her primary research area is in French and Francophone cinema. She was a member of the founding committee for the first certificate in film and media studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. She teaches courses in French film to majors and minors in the Department of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures. She has published, presented and organized panels on French and Francophone film. Her interest in film as an artifact of social relevance combines with students' love of and fascination with international cinema, French and francophone cultures and language.
Dr. White is currently teaching first and second year language courses and a new course, "La Chanson en français" - Songs in French - (FREN 3050).
Ph.D. in Romance Languages & Literatures, University of Cincinnati, 2003
Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, University of Cincinnati, 1999
M.A. in French Literature, University of Cincinnati, 1998
B.A. in French and Comparative Literature, Indiana University, 1978
Dissertation title: "The Influence of Religious Faith on Christine de Pizan's Defense of Women"
Current areas of teaching and research: French and Francophone film studies.
Other Work Experience: Three years in advertising, Paris and New York.
Ten years in theatre, New York City.