B.A., French Literature, Université Paris IV-La Sorbonne; M.A., Political Science and International Studies, Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
Julien Suaudeau is the Coordinator of the Non-Intensive Language sequence in French. He is the author of three novels: Dawa (2014), Le Français (2015) and Ni le feu ni la foudre (2016). His fiction work focuses on contemporary France seen through the lenses of colonial and postcolonial history, immigration, laïcité, terrorism, and socioeconomic inequalities. He is a regular contributor to the opinion pages of French dailies Le Monde, Le Figaro, Libération and weekly magazine L’Obs. In the US, he lectures frequently as a guest speaker on the topic of connecting American students and teachers with the “real” France and the francophone world. He was the keynote speaker at the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) 2016 National Convention. As a filmmaker, he has directed documentaries and short fiction films, and has published extensively on film history, film theory and French cinema in Positif.
Mr. Suaudeau studied at Sciences Po (Institut d’Etudes Politiques) and La Sorbonne (Université Paris IV). He has taught French both at the high school and the college level. He currently teaches the non-intensive sequence as well as creative writing.