Academic Program at Centre College
Allison Connolly joined Centre’s faculty in 2007 as an assistant professor of French and was named a Centre Scholar in 2011, held an NEH endowed professorship from 2014-16, and in 2009 she received the Kirk Teaching Award.
Before coming to Centre, Connolly was a teaching fellow and course coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she taught English at L’Universite de Montpellier III.
She graduated summa cum laude from Hollins University with a B.A. in French and Spanish. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in French and Francophone literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
File last updated: 8/5/13
Christina Svendsen joined the Centre College faculty in 2016 as visiting assistant professor of French and German.
Her research and teaching interests include comparative modernisms, the writings of Walter Benjamin, and the intersection of literary, architectural, and critical theory.
Svendsen earned an A.B. in literature, and an A.M. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from Harvard University, and an M.F.A. in fiction from the University of Virginia.
File last updated: 8/8/2016
Christian Wood joined the Centre College faculty in 2016 as visiting assistant professor of French, and was named assistant professor of French in 2018.
His research interests include 20th and 21st-century: Continental Philosophy, Francophone and French Literature, and Love as an intellectual discourse, focusing upon French Existentialist thinkers and Algerian novelists.
Wood earned a B.A. in philosophy from the University of California, San Diego, and master’s degrees and Ph.D.s in French studies and philosophy from the University of New Mexico.
File last updated: 9/8/2016