Graduate Student Workshop 2016-17


Graduate Student Workshops at the Center in Paris are a convivial and lively forum that meets bimonthly. They provide advanced graduate students, faculty, and outside scholars from various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences with the opportunity to share and discuss their current research.

Faculty Sponsor, 2016-17

  • Professor Robert Morrissey (Romance Languages and Literatures)

Student Coordinator

  • Nancy Thebaut (Art History)

For further information, or if you wish to be included on the mailing list for the pre-circulated papers, please contact Nancy Thebaut (

2016-17 Workshops

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May 23, 2017
Charles Fawell
PhD candidate, Department of History
‘Une effervescence malsaine’: Cohabitation and Disorder on the French Colonial Steamship, 1880-1920”

May 2, 2017
Kenneth Yu
PhD candidate, History of Religions, The Divinity School
“The Aristotelian Foundations of a New Human Science in the Hellenistic Age”

April 18, 2017
Chiara Nifosi
PhD candidate, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
"Dire le temps par l’espace : naissance d’une métaphore proustienne"

March 21, 2017
Nancy Thebaut
PhD candidate, Department of Art History
“Ad Orientem: Seeing Christ’s Back in the Early Medieval Ascension”

March 14, 2017
John Cropper
PhD candidate, Department of History
“Fueling the Pre-colonial State: Food Energy, Drought, and Decline in the Senegal Valley, 1700-1800”

March 7, 2017
Tommaso Sabbatini
PhD candidate, Department of Music
“Beyond Opera and Musical Theatre: Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Parisian Theatre with Music through the Lens of Féerie

February 14, 2017
Ji Gao
PhD candidate, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
“Publier les textes réligieux durant les guerres de religion: Roville, Rigaud, et les libraires Lyonnais”

January 24, 2017
Claire Jenson
PhD candidate, Department of Art History
“Patronage and Politics in the Breviary of Renaud de Bar”

January 17, 2017
David Ansari
PhD candidate, Department of Comparative Human Development
“Developing socio-cultural and linguistic expertise in mental health services for migrants and refugees in France”

January 10, 2017
Jacqueline Victor
PhD candidate, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
"The Woman as Jongleur in the Roman de Silence"

December 6, 2016
Jennifer Timmons
PhD candidate, Department of History 
“The Poison Trial of John the Evangelist”

November 16, 2016
Yuliya Tsutserova
PhD candidate, Continental Philosophy, Religion, & Visual Arts, The Divinity School
“The Kantian Turn from the Subjectivity of Space and Time to the Spatiality and Temporality of the Subject”

October 26, 2016
Oliver Cussen
PhD candidate, Department of History
“The Financier and the Philosophe: French Commercial Imperialism after the John Law System”