Chair & Major Adviser
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley
Office: Thomas Hall 153
Pim Higginson is a comparatist who works in 20th-C. French and Francophone literatures (North and West Africa, the Antilles and Quebec). He is interested in the relationship between music and literature (the subject of a graduate seminar he teaches) and, particularly, in the nexus between this relationship and the construction of race. In addition to teaching "Missionaires et cannibales: de Malraux à Modiano1930-1995", he teaches "Regards croisés: France/Maghreb" and courses on surrealism and French and Francophone crime.