Alison Stiner

Office Hours: 
available by appointment
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Humanities Education
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Alison Stiner is a PhD candidate in focusing on francophone studies and its development as an academic discipline.  She is the recipient of the Lobel Fellowship and has received additional funding from the DLCL and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies to pursue research in Québec and Tunisia, respectively.  Her primary interests include bi- and multilingual literature, the politics of language, and education reform.


"The Tunisian Table." Stanford Journal of African Studies. 7 (2011), 30-33.


Discussant, Edith Stein Project. University of Notre Dame, February 13-15, 2010.

"La rhétorique arabe dans les nouvelles d'Assia Djebar." L'ordre des signes et l'ordre social dans le roman francophone. Université Laval, Quebec City, May 4-5 2011.

Discussant, National Jewish Retreat. Rohr Center for Jewish Life, Stamford, CT, August 17-21 2011.

"Il n'y a plus de monopole: Romain Gary's La vie devant soi as a precusor to littérature-monde." Europe's Dis/Integration. McGill University, Montréal, April 20-22 2012.



BA in French, Univeristy of Kansas (2006) 
MA in French and Francophonie Studies, University of Notre Dame (2008)


FrenLit 133: Literature and Society in Africa and the Caribbean (2012).  TA for Professor Elisabeth Boyi; undergraduate writing in the major course given as in introduction to the field of francophone literature

FrenLang 1-3: French language sequence (2010-2011)

ROFR 10101-4: French language sequence (2006-2008).  Range of courses at the beginning and intermediate level, including and intensive and accelerated track


Ramón Saldívar


Building 460, Room 322
Phone: 650 725 1213

Ramón Saldívar's teaching and research areas at Stanford have concentrated on the areas of cultural studies, literary theory, modernism, Chicano narrative, and Post-colonial literature. He is also interested in the history of the novel and nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British and American comparative studies. With a degree in Comparative Literature, his publications reflect the variety of his interests. His first book, Figural Language in the Novel: The Flowers of Speech from Cervantes to Joyce (1984), was a study of the authority of meaning in selected canonical European and American novels. His second book, Chicano Narrative: The Dialectics of Difference (1990), is a history of the development of Chicano narrative forms. His most recent book, titled The Borderlands of Culture: Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary (2006), is a study of the modern American borderlands, transnationalism and globalism and their role in creating and delimiting agents of history.

Saldívar has served on the Board of Governors of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, on the Editorial Board of American Literature, and Modern Fiction Studies and on the national council of the American Studies Association. He is a past recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a National Council on Chicanos in Higher Education grant, a Danforth Doctoral Fellowship and various University of Texas Research Institute Faculty Awards. At Stanford, he has received Irvine and Bing curriculum development grants. He is the 1994 recipient of the Lillian and Thomas B. Rhodes Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Stanford, the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contribution to Undergraduate Education in 1998, and is the Hoagland Family Professor of Humanities and Sciences and Milligan Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education.


1977: Ph.D., Yale University
1975: M.Phil., Yale University
1972: B.A., University of Texas, Austin

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