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Elise Bouhet
Graduate Fellow in French Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2162 Office Location: Seabury Hall 103
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Trinity College faculty member since 2012
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
M.A., State Univ. of New York Albany (2008)
Maitrise d'anglais, Univ. Stendhal, Grenoble III (2003)
Licence d'anglais, Univ. Stendhal, Grenoble III (2001)

Elise Bouhet’s research focuses on contemporary French and American culture in a comparative framework. She is currently writing a dissertation examining the notion of play of in the riots that took place in France in 2005. As a case study, this event allows her to explore broader questions currently facing French society such as national identity, immigration, and forms of protest. 

Teaching French language and culture nowadays implies the study of the francophone world. Students need to understand why they are learning French and what the influence of a particular language means in history and politics. By studying the arts of the francophone world, she leads students to observe the dynamics between language power and cross-cultural identities facing the legacies of colonialism. They discover the diverse cultures that use French as a language and understand speaking French is an asset in a globalized world.