French Studies

Lecturers - French

HéberléOdile HéberléLecturer in French

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KianSoheila KianLecturer in French

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Soheila Kian teaches Persian and French languages and cultures: Acquiring and learning a foreign language offers students a “greater awareness of self ” and is the mediator between the native language and culture and the one students are acquiring, and this will provide a greater insight and perception of both cultures.

She has also taught at UCLA, California State University, Long Beach, Chapman University, and other colleges.

Her fields of study are French and Francophone Literature, Post-Colonial and Women Studies. Her research focuses on the issues of immigration, multiculturalism, and identity crises. She has presented and published many papers in these fields.


Ecritures et Transgressions d’Assia Djebar et de LeÏŠla Sebbar : Les traversées des frontières , L’Harmattan editions, Paris. Fall 2009.

2007 “Lolita provokes Iranians”, in Irandokht electronic Journal

2005 “La politique des ères : Enchantement et désillusion dans les romans de Leïla Sebbar. ” Le Maghreb Littéraire. Volume IX, Numéro 17. 37-54.

2004 “Une entrevue avec Leïla Sebbar : L’écriture et l’altérité”. The French Review. Volume 78, N.1 p.128-135.

2004 Book Review: La baie aux jeunes filles de Fatiha Nesrine. Le Maghreb Littéraire. Volume VIII, Numéro 15. 169-174.

2000 “La violence de l’écriture dans le quatuor algérien d’Assia Djebar”.
Paroles Gelées, Special Issue vol. 18.2 (2000) 99-106, the journal of the French Graduate Students’ Association at UCLA.

2000 "Approaching the Stereotypes: Mehdi Charef’s Feature Film," ‘Le Thé au harem d’Archimède’. Simorgh, 89 (December): 86-87.
KleinLaura KleinLecturer in French

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Starra PriestafLecturer in