Nicholas Bader

Doctoral Student
342 New Cabell Hall

2018 Spring Semester Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Masters, French, University of Virginia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Davidson College (French and Francophone Studies, History)

Additional Educational Experience

  • Université François Rabelais, Faculté de Lettres et de Langues (exchange program, Spring 2013

Research Interests

  • Contemporary francophone literatures and cultures
  • Postcolonial studies 

    Honors and Awards

    • Davidson College’s Prix de Français 2013-2014 (co-recipient) 

    Related Professional Work/Teaching Experience

    • English Language Assistant / Assistant de langue vivante étrangère, Montélimar, France (2014 –2015)
    • French Assistant Teacher (FFS 201), Davidson College, North Carolina (2013-2014)

    Professional Memberships/Affiliations

    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society)
    • Phi Delta Phi (National French Honor Society)
    • Phi Beta Delta (Honor Society for International Scholars)

    Representative Courses

    • FREN 1010
    • FREN 2020
    • UVA Summer Language Institute (SLI) Session II (2017)


    • “Redirecting the Colonizer’s Gaze: A Fanonian Reading of Alain Robbe-Grillet’s La Jalousie,” annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Utrecht, Netherlands, July 2017.   
    • Le Malaise masculin: Love, Sexuality, and Intertextuality in Michel Houellebecq’s Soumission,” 58th annual conference of the Society for French Studies (SFS), Durham, UK, July 2017.
    • “Dismantling the Eurocentric Monolith: Fictional Afrocentrism in Abdourahman Waberi’s Aux États-Unis d'Afrique,” 42nd annual conference of the African Literature Association (ALA), Atlanta, Georgia, April 2016.
    • “Developing Cultural Awareness through the E-Portfolio,” Institute of World Languages 2016 Faculty Retreat, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 2016.