Elizabeth Collins

Language Program Director
Language Program Director

Education

  • BA in French – Hamilton College
  • PhD in French and Francophone Studies – University of California, Los Angeles

   Research Interests:

  • Global Francophone Literature, Film, and Media
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
  • Vietnamese Diasporas
  • Contemporary Francosphere
  • Critical Race Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Food Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Language Pedagogy
  • Inclusive and Equitable Pedagogies

 Selected Publications (ORCid: 0000-0001-5898-6616):

  • “‘#AsiatiquesDeFrance’: Confronting Anti-Asian Racism in Contemporary France through Digital Media.” Special issue of Contemporary French Civilization: Intersections, manuscript under review, expected 2023.
  • “Reading for Food in Diasporic Vietnamese Narrative Cookbooks.” Routledge Handbook of the Vietnamese Diaspora, forthcoming 2023.
  • “‘Le Riz d’Indochine’ at the French Table: Representations of Food, Race and the Vietnamese in a Colonial-Era Board Game.” Modern and Contemporary France, vol. 29, no. 3, 2021, pp. 243-260, https://doi.org/10.1080/09639489.2020.1814713.
  • “Decolonizing French Food through Literature and Culture,” edited by Jennifer Boum Make and Elizabeth M. Collins, special issue of Modern and Contemporary France, vol. 29, no. 3, 2021, https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cmcf20/29/3.
Office Hours: 
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Courses Taught: 
  • French 0300: Intermediate I
  • French 1000: Advanced French
  • French 2180: From West Africa to West Philadelphia: Creating Community in the Francophone Diaspora