UC Center Program
Faculty - Fall 2011


William BISHOP
PCC 130. Theater in France (PDF)
Will Bishop received his PhD in French from the University of California, Berkeley in December, 2003. His dissertation addresses questions of translation in texts by Beckett, Genet, Celan and Rimbaud. Several sections of his dissertation have been published in the journal diacritics (35:4 2005) as an article on "The Marriage Translation and the Contexts of Common Life: From the PACS to Benjamin and Beyond". He has taught French language and literature classes at the University of California, Berkeley, at the UC Center program, and a course on translation at Columbia University's program in Paris at Reid Hall.

Christopher BOICOS
PCC 125. French Art 1715-1914 (PDF)
Chris Boïcos received his Mphil from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London in 1982 and studied for two years in the doctoral program of the University of Paris I, Sorbonne. His thesis subject was "The Café-concert, the Fairground and the Circus in French Painting, 1875-1890." He has been teaching art history for American University programs in Paris since 1989 notably for the University of Southern California, the University of Delaware and CUPA a center for American students from Ivy League schools. Chris Boïcos has been involved in the contemporary art world, first as art critic in the 1980’s and then as curator of numerous gallery exhibitions in Paris and abroad. He is founder and partner of the Galerie Beckel Odille Boïcos which opened near the Bastille in 1999 He is currently curating an important exhibition of the work of the American painter William Utermohlen (1933-2007) for the Chicago Cultural Center for the summer of 2008.

PCC 120. French Cinema (PDF)
Marc Cerisuelo studied and taught Literature, Philosophy and Film. He received his Ph.D in Film Studies at the University of Paris III, and is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Provence (Aix-Marseille I). A specialist of Godard, film criticism, film poetics and of the relations between literature, philosophy and film, he is the author of several books. Among them: Jean-Luc Godard, Lherminier/ Ed. des Quatre-Vents, 1989; Hollywood à l'écran. Poétique des métafilms américains, Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2000; Preston Sturges ou le génie de l'Amérique, PUF, 2002; Le Mépris (J.-L. Godard, 1963), Ed. de la Transparence, 2006.

Stéphane DUFOIX
PCC 116. Identity Issues in Contemporary France* (PDF)
Stéphane Dufoix received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Paris I. As well as being member of the Institut Universitaire de France, he is Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Nanterre. A specialist on immigration and asylum, he has taught for UC Paris since 2002. He has written two books, Politiques d'Exil: Hongrois, Polonais et Tchécoslovaques en France après 1945 (Paris: PUF, 2002); and Les diasporas (Paris: PUF, 2003), and is co-editor (with Patrick Weil) of L'esclavage, la Colonisation et après... (Paris, PUF, 2005). He is currently a research associate at the Centre d'Histoire Sociale du XXème siècle (CNRS-Paris- I) and, with Sylvie Aprile, published Les mots de l’immigration, (Paris, Belin, 2009).
*formerly 'Cultural Identities in France'

PCC 115. France and European Integration (PDF)
Mariam Habibi received her doctorat from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris in 2000 with a dissertation on French Diplomacy in early twentieth century Persia, published by L'Harmattan in 2004. She studied at Lancaster and London University, and has held teaching appointments at the American University of Paris, Columbia University at Reid Hall, and New York University in France.

Christina von KOEHLER
PCC 111. Histories of Paris (PDF)
The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for Research in France (topic: The Paris Opera), she holds an M.A. in Political Economy from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs and an M.Phil in Modern European History from the City University of New York. A former dancer and arts administrator, she has curated and written the catalogues for several exhibitions, including “La Fontaine: The Power of Fables” at the New York Public Library.

PCC 128. France and its Struggles over its Empire 1870-2010 (PDF)
Carole Reynaud Paligot received her doctorat from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and her “habilitation à diriger les recherches” from the University of Paris 1. A specialist on intellectual history and history of racial thinking, she has written three books: Parcours politique des surréalistes 1919-1969, Editions du C.N.R.S, 2001,  La République raciale 1860-1930. Paradigme racial et idéologie républicaine, Paris, PUF, 2006, Races, racisme et antiracisme dans les années 1930, PUF, 2007. She has taught History at the University of Franche-Comte and University of New York, Paris. She is currently a research associate at the Centre d'Histoire du XIXe siècle Paris1-Paris IV.

PCC 117. Media in France and the EU (PDF)
Joav Toker studied and taught Communication & Media Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy in the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and Columbia University, New-York. He has taught International Affairs and Diplomacy, “Global Communication”, “Extreme- Crisis Situations: Government and Media” courses and seminars at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (“Sciences-Po”) in Paris and the AGS American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy. He has ‘covered’ and commented for IBA-TV and the International Francophone TV network TV5 major international events: the Middle-East peace process, EU institutions, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the dislocation of the Soviet bloc, the wars in ex-Yugoslavia and the Gulf, international and EU summit meetings, election campaigns in Western Europe, Russia and the US, Art and Film festivals.

PCC 129. Parisian Voices in Literature (PDF)
Carole Viers-Andronico received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles in June, 2008. Her dissertation applies methodologies from translation studies and philosophies of aesthetics to texts produced by prominent members of the Parisian literary group OULIPO: Raymond Queneau, Georges Perec, Italo Calvino, and Harry Mathews. She has taught Comparative Literature courses at the University of California, Los Angeles and California State University, Long Beach, as well as French and Italian language and literature courses at Tulane University. She has returned to the UC Center program, where she taught as a teaching assistant for its Cinema course and as a French language instructor during her graduate studies. As of April, 2010 she is Academic Coordinator for the Center's Summer Language and Culture and Fall French and European Studies Programs.