Fredrik Rönnbäck received his Ph.D. in French literature from New York University with a dissertation on the poetics of mourning in the works of Georges Bataille, Michel Leiris and Maurice Blanchot. He also holds an M.A. in literature from Uppsala Universitet. He teaches literature and the history of ideas at multiple campuses in Paris. His current research focuses on the importance of forgery in postwar French politics and aesthetics. He has translated several works by Georges Perec into Swedish and his co-translation, with Matthew Amos, of Pascal Quignard's The Hatred of Music was recently published by Yale University Press. In 2015 he contributed to the exhibition catalogue for Leiris & Co. at Centre Pompidou Metz. He frequently writes about literature for the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.
Course taught: PCC 136 May 68: Politics, Gender, and Cultural Production
Iris Brey received her Ph.D. in French literature and cinema from New York University in 2014. Her dissertation drew its methodology from cultural mythologies, psychoanalytic paradigms, and socio-historical context to decode representations of monstrous mothers in French contemporary film. She has taught European Cinema, French literature and language classes at New York University in Paris. Porfessor Brey is a film and TV series critic. She is part of the short film selection committee at La Semaine de la Critique (Critic’s Week) at the Cannes Festival. She writes about cinema and series for the print magazine Cinemateaser, Soap, a quarterly series magazine, the websites Cheek Magazine and Deuxième Regard. She is also radio and TV journalist, working for France Culture, Sérierama, Radio Campus, and France 24.
Course taught: PCC 135 Faces of the City, Faces of French Cinema
Amanda Herold-Marme received her PhD in Art History from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in 2017 with a dissertation on Spanish art and politics in Paris from the Spanish Civil War through the 1950s. She holds Masters degrees from the Sorbonne in contemporary art history, as well as in Hispanic Literature and Civilization from New York University in Madrid. She has worked in university administration at New York University Paris and taught at Sciences Po Paris. She has published texts on Spanish art and artists in Paris, political engagement and exile in catalogues edited by institutions including the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern (IVAM), the Musée-national Picasso Paris and Madrid’s Museo nacional centro de arte Reina Sofia (MNCARS). Amanda also works on promotion, research and expertise of the work and legacy of the sculptor Julio González and his daughter, the painter Roberta González, members of the so-called “Spanish school of Paris”, under the auspices of the Julio González Administration.
Course taught: PCC 137. The Art of War
Joav Toker studied and taught Communication & Media Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy in the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and Columbia University, New-York. He has taught International Affairs and Diplomacy, “Global Communication”, “Extreme- Crisis Situations: Government and Media” courses and seminars at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences-Po) in Paris and the AGS American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy. He has ‘covered’ and commented for IBA-TV and the International Francophone TV network TV5 major international events: the Middle-East peace process, EU institutions, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the dislocation of the Soviet bloc, the wars in ex-Yugoslavia and the Gulf, international and EU summit meetings, election campaigns in Western Europe, Russia and the US, Art and Film festivals.
Course taught: PCC 117. Media, Politics & Society in France & the EU
Carole VIERS ANDRONICO
Carole Viers-Andronico received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008 with a dissertation applying methodologies from translation studies and philosophies of aesthetics to texts produced by members of the Parisian literary group OULIPO. She is currently Academic Coodinator for the UC Paris Center programs in Global Cities Urban Realities, French Language and Culture and French and European Studies and has taught French language and Parisian Voices In Literature at UC Paris Center program, Comparative Literature courses at the University of California, Los Angeles and California State University, Long Beach, as well as French and Italian Language courses at Tulane University. Her current research seeks to explore how emerging communities and voices from marginalized, often immigrant, backgrounds are represented in cultural products of the contemporary period and how these representations might be undersood in the context of French and Global Studies.
Course taught: PCC 129. Parisian Voices in Literature
The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for Research in France (topic: The Paris Opera), Christina von Koehler holds an M.A. in Political Economy from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs and an M.Phil in Modern European History from the City University of New York. A former dancer and arts administrator, she has curated and written the catalogues for several exhibitions, including “La Fontaine: The Power of Fables” at the New York Public Library. She has taught history and civilization courses at Baruch College and John Jay College in New York, at the UC Paris Center program, at New York University in Paris, and at the Paris campus of D.C.'s American University. She also lectures on opera and ballet for Stanford University in Paris.
Course taught: PCC 111. Histories of Paris