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Éva Pósfay

Professor of French, French and Francophone

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 has been tutoring Latinx students in the Northfield public school system. In the spring of 2023 she will direct Carleton’s Paris program.


At Carleton since 1991.

Current Courses

  • Winter 2023
    FREN 102: Elementary French
  • Spring 2023
    FREN 208: Paris Program: Contemporary France: Cultures, Politics, Society
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    FREN 254: Paris Program: French Art in Context
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    FREN 255: Paris Program: Islam in France: Historical Approaches and Current Debates
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    FREN 259: Paris Program: Hybrid Paris
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    FREN 359: Paris Program: Hybrid Paris