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Global French Studies

Go beyond language learning and prepare yourself for global citizenship through Global French Studies.

Students who major in global French studies at DePauw are prepared to engage with with people and ideas in French in and outside the classroom. They become critically aware and historically and culturally informed about languages and cultures in France and the French-speaking world.



French Major.
Student body president, track and field team member and created “Hope for Haiti” Haitian relief program.

Charles is an attorney at Reed Smith LLP, Washington D. C.


  • Law
  • Medicine
  • International relations
  • Education
  • Business
  • Economics


  • Fulbright Awards
  • Teaching Assistant Program in France
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris
  • Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
  • Institut Marie Curie, Paris
  • Machine Learning Group, Brussels

Faculty spotlight

Cheira Lewis, Ph.D., Florida State University. Major fields of study are contemporary francophone cultures and postcolonial theory. Research interests include global cinema, French and French-francophone film.

CJ Gomolka, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park. Research interests include gender studies, sexuality studies, queer studies, masculinity studies and reception of queerness between the United States and France (19th through 21st centuries). 2020 recipient Joan Grenier-Winther Award for best presentation in French Studies ; co-director for DePauw in Nice, France, program and co-director of DePauw Language House. Journal articles: “(Don’t) Call Me Queer: Transpédégouine, the Global Gay, and the Logics of Western Liberty,” Contemporary French Civilization, 2019; “The Queer Aesthetics of la PrEP: Iconography, the Pharmacopornographic Regime, and (Safe) Sex in the French Neoliberal Marketplace,” Contemporary French Civilization, forthcoming 2020; “Queer (Af )filiations: Houria Bouteldja and Decolonial Feminism,” French Cultural Studies, forthcoming 2020.

Carrie Klaus, Ph.D.. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Research interests include French women’s writing during times of change and crisis (16th through 18th centuries). Editor and translator of first full English-language edition of Jeanne de Jussie, The Short Chronicle, 2006. Recipient of research fellowship from the Folger Shakespeare Library for research on women’s voices in 17th-century French political pamphlets, 2017. Journal articles: “Calling for Peace, Preparing for War: The Revolutionary Voice of Saint Genevieve during the Fronde,” Sixteenth Century Journal, Forthcoming 2020, and “Eloquence Unchained: Women, Poetry, and Politics during the Fronde,” Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019.

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