French and Francophone Studies
Faculty & Staff

Audrey Calefas-Strebelle
Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Germaine Thompson Professorship in French Studies
Mills Hall Room 328, 510.430.2215,
Professional Interests: Sixteenth to 18th centuries French literature with a strong interest in other periods, Orientalism 16th–18th centuries, Franco-Ottoman relationship 16th–18th centuries, cultural history and anthropology, changing awareness of motherhood and childhood 16th–18th centuries, folks tales 16th–18th centuries

Brinda Mehta
Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Program Head of French and Francophone Studies
Mills Hall Room 326, 510.430.2212,
Professional Interests: Nineteenth-century French literature, psychoanalysis and feminist critical theories, Caribbean and African francophone literatures


Tonianne Nemeth
Department Administrator
Mills Hall Room 310, 510.430.2217,

Last Updated: 9/7/18