Elizabeth Collins

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

Lizzie is originally from Vermont, and she earned her PhD in French and Francophone Studies from UCLA. She has been teaching for over ten years now, from English classes in La Réunion in France, to French classes in Michigan, at UCLA, and at Penn. Her research focuses on the work of diasporic Vietnamese writers, artists, filmmakers, chefs, and activists in the francophone world. 

Office Hours: 
Fall 2021: On Zoom / Thursday 10-11am & by appointment / Sign up for a time here: https://calendly.com/emc1penn/heures-de-permanence-avec-elizabeth-collins
Research Interests: 
  • ·  Contemporary French and Francophone Literature and Film
  • ·  Postcolonial Studies
  • ·  Vietnamese Diaspora
  • ·  Contemporary France
  • ·  Critical Race Studies
  • ·  Gender Studies
  • ·  Food Studies
  • ·  Digital Media 
Selected Publications: 

“‘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, 2021

Courses Taught: 

·         French 130 (Intermediate I)·         French 202 (Advanced French)