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Faculty & Staff

We have an extraordinarily distinguished faculty that publishes widely and maintains active ties with the local community. Our graduate programs in Francophone Studies offer courses in every area of the Francophone world, including Louisiana, Canada, France, the Antilles and Haiti, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Maghreb.

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French & Francophone Studies Faculty


Barry Jean Ancelet, Professor and Granger & Debaillon Endowed Professor in Francophone Studies
Doctorat de troisième cycle, Université de Provence [Aix-Marseille I]

French Louisiana Folklore, Literature, Oral Tradition, and Music; Ethnolinguistics; Francophone North America

Office: Griffin 418


Loic Bourdeau, Assistant Professor
 and COLA/BoRSF Endowed Professor of Francophone Studies
Ph.D., University of California, Davis

20th and 21st-century French and Quebecois literature and cinema; Feminist and Queer studies; Sexuality and marginality; Motherhood studies; Care studies; Contemporary culture.
Office: Griffin 444


Gaëtan Brulotte, Board of Regents Humanities Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair & Professor of Francophone Studies, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, French and Francophone Studies, U. of South Florida at Tampa
Ph.D., École des hautes études en sciences sociales & Université Denis-Diderot (Paris VII)
Office: Griffin 430

Fabrice Leroy, Professor

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

19th and 20th Century French Literature; Belgian Francophone Literature; Bande Dessinée; Detective Fiction

Phone: (337) 482-5452 or (337) 482-0195
Office: Griffin 464

Tamara Lindner

Tamara Lindner, Associate Professor and French Language Program Coordinator
Ph.D., Indiana University

Louisiana French; French Linguistics
; Teaching Methodology
(337) 482-5442
Office: Griffin 432

Ramona Mielusel

Ramona Mielusel, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Maghreb and Contemporary France (Beur Literature and Cinema); Migrant French and Francophone Literature and Cinema; Transnational Studies 

(337) 482-5451
Office: Griffin 462

Amadou Ouédraogo

Amadou Ouédraogo, Professor and UL Federal Credit Union II/BORSF Endowed Professor of Francophone Studies

Ph.D., University of Iowa; Doctorat de troisième cycle, Université de Grenoble

Sub-Saharan African Literature and Film; Caribbean Studies

(337) 482-5440
Office: Griffin 442

Nathan Rabalais, Assistant Professor and The Joseph P. Montiel Endowed Professor of Francophone Studies
Ph.D., Tulane University; Doctorat en lettres et langues, Université de Poitiers

Francophone Louisiana; Acadia; Literature; Oral tradition; Popular culture; Music
(337) 482-6811
Office: Griffin 461


Monica L. Wright, Department Head and Granger & Debaillon Endowed Professor of French

Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Medieval Studies; Clothing and Textiles; Arthurian Literature; Carnivalesque Traditions
(337) 482-5436
Office: Griffin 455

Spanish Faculty


Antonio Baena, Master Instructor
M.A., University of Southern Mississippi
Spanish Language and Culture/Spanish Online
Second Language Acquisition
(337) 482-5435
Office: Griffin 436


Leslie Bary, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Modern Latin American Literature; Comparative Literature
(337) 482-6814
Office: Griffin 443

Francisco García Rubio, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Spanish Golden Age Prose and Drama
(337) 482-5453
Office: Griffin 463


Anthony Musacchia, Instructor
M.A., University of New Orleans
Spanish Language and Culture
(337) 482-5715
Office: Griffin 440


Mario Sagastume, Instructor
M.A., University of Oregon, 1996
Romance Languages, Spanish & Italian and Ethnic Studies
(337) 482-6815
Office: Griffin 459

Rosalinda Silva-Alemany

Rosalinda Silva-Alemañy, Master Instructor
M.A., University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Second Language Acquisition; Language Pedagogy; Spanish Culture
(337) 482-5443
Office: Griffin 428


Richard Winters, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., Indiana University
General, Romance, and Hispanic linguistics
(337) 482-5439
Office: Griffin 435

German Faculty

Caroline Huey

Caroline Huey, Associate Professor
Ph.D. Germanic Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Early Modern Studies; Literary Theory; Cinema
(337) 482-6812
Office: Griffin 438

Arabic Faculty

Ahmed Bekhet, Instructor of Arabic
Ed. D., University of Louisiana (in progress)
Arabic Language and Culture
(337) 482-5450 
Office: Griffin 463

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Denise Marceaux, Master Instructor
M.A., Georgia State University; M.B.A., American Graduate School of International Management

Applied Linguistics; Teaching of English as a Second Language 

(337) 482-5441
Office: Griffin 427

Latin American Studies

The Latin American Studies faculty is comprised of all members of the UL Lafayette research faculty, in all departments, whose work has a strong Latin American focus. Additional courses on Latin America that count for the Latin American Studies minor are taught by faculty including Dr. Lisa Graley (English) and Kathleen Espinoza (History and Geography). If you are not listed here and would like to be, please contact

Leslie Bary (Modern Languages)
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of California at Berkeley
Latin American literature and cultural theory. Comparative studies in literature and culture. Andes, Caribbean, Brazil. Avant-garde discourse, critical race theory.
office: Griffin Hall 443
(337) 482-6814

Julia Frederick (Honors)
Ph.D. History, Louisiana State University
Colonial Latin American history.
Office: Judice-Rickels Hall

Francisco García-Rubio (Modern Languages)
Ph.D. Spanish, University of Connecticut
Early modern and colonial literature and culture.
Office: Griffin Hall 463

Richard Winters (Modern Languages)
Ph.D. Hispanic Linguistics, Indiana University
Hispanic linguistics and dialectology, Latino cultures in the United States.
Office: Griffin Hall 435


Adjunct Faculty


Deborah Clifton, Adjunct Instructor

Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette

French-Speaking North America; Vernacular Healing Systems; Library and Archival Science

(337) 482-5437


Affiliated Faculty


A. David Barry, Professor and Dean Emeritus
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

20th-Century French Philosophy and Critical Theory; Literatures from Québec, the Antilles, and Sub-Saharan Africa


C. Ray Brassieur
Department of Anthropology


Jacques Henry
Department of Sociology


Jordan Kellman
Professor of History and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts


John Laudun
Department of English