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Our program gives graduate students the opportunity to study areas of the world where French has historically been a means of expression as a result of colonialism and ongoing cultural and political relations between former colonizers and postcolonies. With specialists in Francophone sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb, the Caribbean, and Louisiana, the Department prepares students for academic careers through interdisciplinary course work informed by fields as diverse as literary and cultural studies, philosophy, anthropology, performance studies, and linguistics. It also presents students with a second, overlapping vision of the field, one which sees metropolitan France as a multicultural space that is itself postcolonial. Interdisciplinary study and research are further fostered through the Department's course offerings in Arabic and Creole and through its strong ties to Latin American Studies and African & African Diaspora Studies at Tulane University. 




Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000