Newly Awarded Ph.D.s and Recent Graduate Placement

Learn what our newest PhD Grads are up to!

Ph.D.s Earned at UVA in 2021

Sana Abdi  (PhD UVA 2021) — Jacob and Hilla Blaustein Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Connecticut College

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

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

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

Saira Sohail (PhD UVA 2021) — High school teacher in Prince William County public schools (Northern Virginia)

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 Baltimore County (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).