Katherine Gantz

INTERIM DEAN OF FACULTY & PROFESSOR OF FRENCH

Katherine Gantz

Biography

Katherine Gantz holds a PhD in French from the University of Michigan. As the Interim Dean of Faculty, Dr. Gantz works closely with a number of groups at SMCM, including department chairs, the Office of International Education, the Center for the Study of Democracy, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and Boyden Gallery. Dr. Gantz has been at St. Mary's since 2005. Trained in nineteenth-century French literature, her work has appeared in such publications as the Journal of Modern Literature, Dix-Neuf, and the Journal of Feminist Scholarship. Her primary research considers present-day uses of public space in Paris originally designed during the Second Empire; other interdisciplinary interests include American media studies and gender studies.

Areas of Research Specialization

  • Nineteenth-century French literature
  • Gender theory
  • Cultural studies (television, social media, urban space)

External Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D. in French Literature at University of Michigan, 1999
  • M.A. in French at University of Michigan, 1995
  • B.A. in French at Wittenberg University, 1992