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Eva Posfay

Chair of French and Francophone Studies, French and Francophone Studies

Class of 1944 Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, French and Francophone Studies

Education & Professional History

Bryn Mawr College, AB, MA; Princeton University, MA, PhD

Éva Pósfay (Ph.D., Princeton University) teaches on French classics, travel literature, transnationalism, diasporic literature, contemporary Paris, and Francophone Switzerland. She has published on 17th c. French women writers (Lafayette, Montpensier) and cross-cultural studies. Born in Venezuela of Hungarian parents and a so-called “global nomad,” she has directed several study abroad programs in Paris and Pau, France, and has been active in the cross-cultural studies program. Her current research focuses on multilingualism, border identities, the French chanson, the history of Geneva, and intercultural theory and practice. In 2007-2011 she served as Associate Dean of the College. She was the mentor for Carleton’s 15th group of Posse Scholars and tutored Latinx students in the Northfield public school system. More recently, she directed Carleton’s 2023 off-campus study program in Paris.


At Carleton since 1991.

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