French and Francophone Studies

About the Program

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The graduate program provides students with a strong base of knowledge in French and Francophone Studies, encompassing the areas of literature, culture, film, and linguistics. Students are encouraged to develop a firm foundation in both historical and critical studies, with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary research. Faculty interests such as art history, comparative literature, critical theory, cultural linguistics, discourse analysis, film studies, philosophy, visual studies, and women’s studies ensure that students are exposed to a broad array of interdisciplinary approaches. In addition to the formal training in their specific area of specialization, students also receive training in foreign language pedagogy and are closely supervised as they teach the lower-division language courses.

Degree Type
Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Degrees Offered
M.A. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

College of Letters and Science


Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
General: Jan 15, 2023
Space Available: Jun 1, 2023
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Nancy Masson
530-752-2115 | nkmasson@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Program Chair
Jeff Fort
jpfort@ucdavis.edu

Department Chair
Julia Simon
(530) 754-1759 | jsimon@ucdavis.edu

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Jeff Fort
French & Italian
jpfort@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Julia Simon
French & Italian
(530) 754-1759 | jsimon@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Studies Contacts

Internal Fellowship Analyst
Heidi West
(530) 754-9473 | hewest@ucdavis.edu

External Fellowship Analyst
Yvette Garcia
ycgarcia@ucdavis.edu