Winter 2020 culture course faculty

 

Fredrik RONNBACK

Ronnback.jpgFredrik 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: Confronting Justice:  Youth Protest Movements in France

Joav TOKER

joavcropped.jpgJoav 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: Media, Violence and Social Justice in France

 Carole VIERS ANDRONICO

CaroleFallresized.jpgCarole 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: Documenting the Periphery: Social Justice in the "Other" part of Paris

 

Winter 2020 City and Langage Faculty

Christina von KOEHLER

P1010342.JPGThe 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:  The City as Public Forum

Claudiacropped.jpgClaudia Fontu

Claudia Fontu received her M.A. in French Literature and her M.A. in American Literature from the University of Paris Sorbonne III in 2006. Her PhD at the University of Paris Sorbonne III is in progress. She has taught French language and civilisation classes at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and has taught French language classes at the UC Paris Center program, at Franklin and Marshall College in Paris, at University of Florida in Paris, as well as French literature classes at the University of Southern California in Paris. Since 2010 she has also taught French language courses and is a teacher trainer at the Department of French Language Didactics at the Institute of Linguistics, Paris. A former journalist, she translated three books of Romanian poetry into French. She is also a painter.

Course taught:  Unlocking French

clip_image002.jpgSabrina Petitjean

Sabrina Petitjean received her M.A. in applied linguistics and phonetics from the University of Paris Sorbonne in 2004. She followed this degree with a year of specialization in didactics in languages ​​and cultures. Since 2004, she has taught French language and civilization, as well as phonetics, in many international academic programs. She has had the opportunity to teach students from many American universities such as UC, Yale, Harvard, and Georgetown. She is also a trainer in argumentative techniques and teaches writing to advanced students, studying at French universities. Since 2006, she teaches French for specific purposes (business, diplomacy, media and culture) to international business schools such as H.E.C. In 2008 she joined the teaching staff of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris and is now a member of the jury's assessment of French language exams, such as TEF.

Course taught:  Unlocking French

Fredrik RONNBACK

Ronnback.jpgFredrik 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:  Unlocking French