Newly Awarded PhD

Learn what our newest PhD Grads are up to!

Ph.D.s Earned at UVA in 2021

Sana Abdi (PhD UVA 2021) — Sana Abdi Visiting Assistant Professor Position at Hobart and William Smith College

Claire-Marie Brisson (PhD UVA 2021) — Claire-Marie Brisson Preceptor of French at Harvard University

Nouha Gammar (PhD UVA 2021) — Nouha Gammar Visiting Lecturer of French at Northeastern University (Boston)

Jean Hérald Legagneur (PhD UVA 2021) — Assistant Professor, Université d’État d'Haïti

Saira Sohail (PhD UVA 2021) — High school in Prince William County public schools in Northern Virginia (scroll to bottom of page)

UVA French Ph.D. Career Placements

Recent graduates from UVA's doctoral program are currently working as Assistant Professors, Lecturers, visiting, tenure-track, or tenured professors at a variety of institutions, including, Smith College (2021), Rollins College (2020), CUNY Baruch College (2020), Roanoke College (2019), University of Maryland (BC) (2019), University of Southern Indiana (2018), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2016), Furman University (2015), Dartmouth College, Denison University, Hampden-Sydney College, Hillsdale College, Kenyon College, University of Kentucky, Kent State University, Muskingum University, Université – Paris III, Randolph Macon College, Syracuse University, Wesleyan University, University of Western Florida, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, UVA-Wise, and Vanier College in Montréal.  Others have secured successful post-academic careers in fields such as higher education administration, secondary school teaching, publishing, and foreign policy (updated February 2021).

Graduate Contacts

Director of Graduate Studies 

Maya Boutaghou
New Cabell Hall, Room 333
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Graduate Representatives

  • MA Representative: Brooke Habit
  • PhD Representative: Meghan O'Donoghue
  • Newcomer Liaison: Nnenna Onyima
  • Graduate Representative to the Mediation Committee: Emily Marks
  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion Representative: Stéphanie Tsakeu Mazan
  • GSASC Representative: Loren Lee