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Emory’s Department of French and Italian offers a Ph.D. program in French as well as undergraduate degree programs in both French and Italian Studies. An active events calendar, seminars with distinguished visiting scholars, and unparalleled study-abroad opportunities provide an exciting intellectual climate as well as a foundation for professional development in the U.S. and abroad.

The French program at Emory has long been recognized as a dynamic place for interdisciplinary work in French and Francophone studies. While all faculty work in very different areas (including early modern aesthetics, visual arts and media studies, medical humanities, migration and diaspora studies, psychoanalysis, continental philosophy, critical theory, multilingualism, second language acquisition, and Caribbean and African studies) all members of the French faculty share the sense that our own scholarship and teaching in “French” is driven by the necessity of remaining open to theoretical challenges.

The Italian Studies Faculty are award-winning teachers with a creative interdisciplinary focus including food studies, Mediterranean Studies, and Italy in a global world. We take pride in upholding the tenets of inclusivity and diversity throughout our curriculum, research, and community endeavors.

Statement of Solidarity with the AAPI Community

The Department of French & Italian at Emory condemns the recent brutal violence, primarily directed toward women of Asian origin, in our greater Atlanta area. We are grieved by these lost lives, outraged by the rising hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans since the beginning of the pandemic, and cognizant of centuries-long anti-Asian racist acts and representations, including in the literature and texts we study. We stand in solidarity with the AAPI community of Emory, Atlanta, and beyond.

Recent Faculty Books


The Department of French & Italian administrative offices will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Wednesday from 12 - 4 p.m. during Spring 2021 semester for student services. If possible, please make an appointment ahead of time by emailing and Please otherwise call ahead on your way to the office or when you arrive at 404 727 6431.

Events Calendar