Elizabeth Collins

Language Program Director


  • 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.” Contemporary French Civilization, vol. 49, no. 1, 2024, pp. 1-20, https://doi.org/10.3828/cfc.2024.1.
  • “‘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 Location: 
Williams Hall 533
Office Hours: 
Spring 2024: Sign up here: https://calendly.com/emc1penn/heures-de-permanence-avec-elizabeth-collins
(215) 898-6032
Courses Taught: 
  • French 0081: First-Year Seminar: Decolonizing French Food
  • French 0300: Intermediate I
  • French 1000: Advanced French
  • French 2180: From West Africa to West Philadelphia: Creating Community in the Francophone Diaspora