Ph.D., Harvard Univ. (2009)
A.M., Harvard Univ. (2004)
A.B., Princeton Univ. (2002)
Sara Kippur is Assistant Professor in the Department of Language and Culture Studies. Her scholarship and teaching center on 20th-21st century French and Francophone studies, with a particular focus on postwar and contemporary literature and questions of translation, autobiography, and world literature. She is the author of Writing It Twice: Self-Translation and the Making of a World Literature in French
(Northwestern University Press) and the co-editor of Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today
(Liverpool University Press), both forthcoming in Fall 2015.
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.