Kathryn Kleppinger

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies and International Affairs
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Areas of Expertise

French politics and culture, homegrown terrorism in France

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.


PhD, New York University

Classes Taught

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