Christy Wampole

Director, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities; Associate Professor of French and Italian


(609) 258-4559


362 East Pyne Building


Christy Wampole has been appointed Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities at Princeton 2021-2024.  Her areas of focus are 19th-, 20th-, and 21st century French, Francophone, and Italian literature, especially the novel and the essay, with a special interest in feminism, ecology, and media. The intersection of philosophy and literature is central to her work as a researcher and teacher. She has written on topics including botany and the metaphor of rootedness, masculinity, drones, photography, the Minitel and Internet, irony, realism, essays and essay-film, journalism, and gender issues in France and the United States.

She joined the Department of French and Italian as Assistant Professor of French in 2011. She received her Ph.D in both French and Italian from Stanford University in 2011. She has published various articles, translations, and book reviews in MLN, The Modern Language Review, The New York Times, The New Yorker, L’Esprit créateur, Small Axe, The French ReviewMagazine littéraire, Quaderni del ‘900, and Yale French Studies.

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