Kathryn Kleppinger

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Kathryn Kleppinger

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies and International Affairs

Full-time Faculty


Dr. Kleppinger's research focuses on the historical and cultural forces shaping contemporary French social and political debates. Her first book, Branding the Beur Author: Minority Writing and the Media in France, 1983-2013, considers identity politics in French publishing as experienced by French authors of North African heritage. She is currently working on her second monograph, a history of immigration to and through France's second-largest city, Marseille.

French politics and culture, homegrown terrorism in France

PhD, New York University

Immigration and Identity in Contemporary France, History of French Cinema, Voices from the Banlieues