Ph.D., Harvard Univ. (2009)
A.M., Harvard Univ. (2004)
A.B., Princeton Univ. (2002)
Sara Kippur is Assistant Professor of French in the Department of Language and Culture Studies. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard in 2009 and is currently at work on a book, Writing It Twice: Self-translation and the Making of a World Literature in French
, which investigates how authors construct a bilingual corpus and rely upon the practice of self-translation to position themselves as key participants in the literary marketplace both in France and more globally.
Professor Kippur's scholarly interest in translation informs her pedagogy, as she encourages her students to recognize their role as translators of a sort who can bridge cultural and linguistic boundaries through close attention to language. In addition to language and survey courses, she teaches seminars at Trinity on life-writing, multilingualism, and representations of war in contemporary French and Francophone literature.