Published by Amy Martin on 24 Jun 2017

FPSA Officers 2017-2018

The new officers of the FPSA will be:    

Grad Council Representative: Alicen Weida (two-year term; elected 2016)

Chair of FPSA: Sarah Yahyaoui

Executive committee: Rebecca Raitses and Sarah Yahyaoui

  • Alternates: Anna Soo-Hoo and Itziar de Miguel

Secretary: Oliver Sage

  • Alternate: Alicen Weida

Faculty membership committee: Angelique Aristondo and Thomas Muzart

  • Alternates: Sarah Yahyaoui and Itziar

Admissions Committee: Alicen Weida and Angelique Aristondo

  • Alternates: Parfait Dekacou and Rebecca Raitses

Curriculum and Exams committee: Thomas Muzart and Sarah Yahyaoui

  • Alternates: Oliver Sage and Itziar de Miguel

Student Elections committee: Alicen Weida, Itziar de Miguel, and Lisa Lyulekina

  • Alternates: Lisa Karakaya, Mariana Goycoechea

Published by Amy Martin on 03 Apr 2016

FPSA Officers 2016-2017

The FPSA officers for 2016-2017 will be:

Executive committee representatives: Saiful Saleem, Alicen Weida

  • Alternates: Allison Faris, Marguerite Van Cook

Chair, FPSA: Saiful Saleem

Graduate Council Rep (thru 2018): Alicen Weida

Secretary, FPSA: Lisa Karakaya

  • Alternate: none

Faculty Membership committee: Lisa Karakaya, Amy Martin

  • Alternates: Parfait Kouacou, Fréderick Baitinger

Admissions and Awards committee: Iziar de Miguel, Allison Faris

  • Alternates: Patricia Winter, Saiful Saleem

Curriculum and Exams committee: Fréderick Baitinger, Thomas Muzart

  • Alternates: Marguerite Van Cook, Allison Faris

Student Elections committee: Eric Benchemoun, Jasmine Narcisse, Patricia Winter

  • Alternates: Lisa Karakaya, Angélique Aristondo, Rebecca Raitses

Ad-hoc Alumni Relations committee: Patricia Winter, Lisa Lyulekina

  • Alternates: Simon Chartrand, Rebecca Raitses

Congratulations to our new representatives!

Published by Amy Martin on 27 Apr 2015

New Books in French Studies Podcasts


Your host, Roxanne Panchasi, is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University whose research and teaching focus on modern France. She lives and reads in Vancouver, Canada. If you would like to suggest a title for a New Books in French Studies interview, please send an email to:

Check out the list of interviews available here:

Published by Amy Martin on 21 Apr 2015


The editors of Irish Journal of French Studies are very pleased to announce that this peer-reviewed and newly electronic journal is now free to access from 2009 to 2012 (for tables of contents see, having implemented an Open Access policy subject to a 24-month paywall.

This means that all articles in the below issues are available for free download at

  • No. 12, 2012 — Thematic Issue: Trangression(s). Guest Edited by Paul Hegarty. General Editor: Patrick Crowley. Co-Editors: Gillian Jein, Maeve McCusker, Maria Scott.
  • No. 11, 2011 — General Editor: Patrick Crowley. Co-Editors: Maeve McCusker and Maria Scott.
  • No. 10, 2010 — Thematic Issue: Intellectuals and Public Opinion: A Transhistorical Perspective. Guest Editors, James Hanrahan & Mairéad Ní Bhriain. General Editor:  Patrick Crowley. Co-Editors: Maeve McCusker and Maria Scott.
  • No. 9, 2009 — Thematic Issue: Exploring Supermodernity: Marc Augé in Context(s). Guest Edited by Douglas Smith. General Editor: Johnnie Gratton. Co-Editors: Philip Dine, Douglas Smith and Jacinta Wright.

Published by Amy Martin on 19 Apr 2015

FPSA Officers 2015-2016

The FPSA officers for 2015-2016 will be:

Executive committee representatives: Thomas Muzart, Angélique Aristondo

  • Alternates: Saiful Saleem, Chris Brandon

Chair, FPSA: Thomas Muzart

Graduate Council Rep (thru 2016): Allison Faris

Secretary, FPSA: Amy Martin

  • Alternate: Parfait Kouacou

Faculty Membership committee: Chris Brandon, Frederick Baitinger

  • Alternates: Jasmine Narcisse, Lisa Karakaya

Admissions and Awards committee: Thomas Muzart, Lisa Karakaya

  • Alternates: Allison Faris, Marguerite Van Cook

Curriculum and Exams committee: Chris Brandon, Chris Clarke

  • Alternates: Frederick Baitinger, Saiful Saleem

Student Elections committee: Thomas Muzart, Eric Lynch, Angélique Aristondo

  • Alternates: Allison Faris (currently serving as Eric’s alternate), Marguerite Van Cook

Ad-hoc Alumni Relations committee: Eric Lynch, Saiful Saleem

  • Alternates: Allison Faris, Mariana Goycoechea

Congratulations to our new representatives!

Published by Amy Martin on 27 Mar 2014

The Results Are In!

The FPSA officers for 2014-2015 will be:

Executive committee representatives: Thomas Muzart, Allison Faris

  • Alternates: Parfait Kouacou, Marguerite Van Cook

Chair, FPSA: Thomas Muzart

Graduate Council Rep: Phillip Griffith (2014-2017, 2-year term)

Secretary, FPSA: Amy Martin

Faculty Membership committee: Chris Brandon, Ashley Williard

  • Alternates: Mariana Goycoechea, Patricia Winter

Admissions and Awards committee: Phillip Griffith, Eric Lynch

  • Alternates: Lisa Karakaya, Marguerite Van Cook

Curriculum committee: Chris Brandon, Eric Lynch

  • Alternates: Frederic Baitinger, Amy Martin

Student Elections committee: Frederic Baitinger, Amy Martin, Antoinette Williams-Tutt

FPSA Alumni Relations ad-hoc committee: Amy Martin, Antoinette Williams-Tutt

Congratulations to our new representatives!

Published by Amy Martin on 25 Feb 2014

March 3rd FPSA Meeting

Meeting 3 March 2014 Sign

Published by Amy Martin on 12 Feb 2014

USS Scholarships – Application due April 7th

The University Student Senate (USS) is pleased to announce their Ernesto Malave Merit, Graduate Peer Mentoring, and Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarships competition.

One Ernesto Malave Merit Scholarship of $1500.00 will be awarded to a Graduate Center student in good academic standing with a 3.5 and above demonstrating outstanding academic and leadership performance under extraordinary circumstances.

The Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Awards are for Graduate Center students with a disability and / or international students that have at least a 2.5 GPA. One Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Award of $750.00 shall be awarded to a student with a disability and one to an international student. This scholarship recognizes international students and students with disabilities who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and enthusiastic leadership and service under extraordinary circumstances.

In 2013, the University Student Senate of the City University of New York established the Graduate Peer Mentoring Scholarship. The scholarship awards $1000.00 to one student per campus, per academic year for demonstrating a tremendous effort to help other graduate students through academic support, professional development, and leadership development within their college community.

Applicants can apply to only one scholarship per academic year (either the Ernesto Malave Merit, Graduate Peer Mentoring, or the Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarship).

All applications must be received by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue – Room 7301– New York, New York 10016, byApril 7.

Please see the scholarship application forms.


Published by Amy Martin on 07 Dec 2013


FPSA Flag Logo

The French Program Student Association will be holding the third meeting of the semester on Wednesday, December 11 at 12pm in room 5489.

The first order of business is always to approve the proposed agenda and the previous meeting’s minutes, so be sure to review both before arriving. They’re both posted under the FPSA & DSC tab. Before we approve the agenda, anyone can motion to add, remove or edit items–so please feel free to suggest important ideas that might require some decision making or discussion by the group.

See you there!

Published by Amy Martin on 28 Oct 2013

Conférence@934 – “US Media’s Coverage of France”

US Media’s Coverage of France

Steven Erlanger    

London bureau chief for The New York Times, previous bureau chief in Paris

Laure Mandeville

Chief US correspondent for Le Figaro in Washington


Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Consulate General of France

934 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10021

(btw. 74th and 75th Streets)

Please RSVP to:


The French American friendship is characterized by a fruitful political, cultural and economic dialog. French and American journalists are contributing to this dialog everyday, reporting on our respective countries. We will welcome two internationally recognized reporters: Steven Erlanger from The New York Times and Laure Mandeville from Le Figaro, for a productive discussion on the US media’s coverage of France in the 21st century.

Steven Erlanger became the London bureau chief of The New York Times in August 2013, after five years as bureau chief in Paris and, before that, four years as bureau chief in Jerusalem. He has served as Berlin bureau chief, bureau chief for Central Europe and the Balkans, based in Prague, and chief diplomatic correspondent, based in Washington. From 1991 to 1995, he was posted in Moscow, after being Bangkok bureau chief and Southeast Asia correspondent from 1988 to 1991.   In New York, he was Culture Editor from 2002 to 2004. Previously, he worked for The Boston Globe. He was European correspondent, based in London, 1983-87, and deputy national and foreign editor.  He reported from Eastern Europe, Moscow and revolutionary Iran.

Laure Mandeville has been the chief US correspondent for Le Figaro in Washington since January 2009. She joined the foreign desk of Le Figaro in 1989 and spent twenty years covering the post-soviet world (Eastern Europe, Russia, Baltic countries, Caucasus, Ukraine, Central Asia). She was correspondent to Moscow from 1997 to 2000. She also covered Europe, Islam in Europe and transatlantic relations. She is the author of The Russian Army, a Power in Tatters (1994) and The Russian Reconquest (2008).


Conferences@934 is a series of monthly conferences organized by the Consulate General of France that brings together two leading experts who share their analyses on international issues.  More information: or on



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