GradFUTURES | French & Italian

This page has been developed by GradFUTURES for graduate students, faculty, staff and graduate alumni within the Department of French & Italian to provide curated professional development information and resources.

GradFUTURES Departmental Profiles

André Benhaïm
Associate Professor

"The leadership and opportunities promoted by GradFutures provide students with invaluable practical tools that will help them magnify their professional potential."

Natalie Berkman, *18 (FIT)
University Administrative Fellow

"Organizing the first Grad Student Career Meetup helped me to start picturing myself doing other things, and now I am happily managing academics at a creative media school in Paris."

Flora Champy
Assistant Professor

Flora Champy joined the Department of French and Italian as an Assistant Professor of French in September 2018. She holds a dual PhD in French Literature from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and Rutgers University. Her research focuses on eighteenth-century French political literature and philosophy, with special interests in classical…

Isabelle Chen, GS, FIT

Isabelle Chen is a third-year student in the Department of French and Italian, where her research focuses on the intersections of migration and translation in contemporary French-language literature. As a current UAF, she is collaborating with a team at GradFUTURES, as well as the Princeton University Press, to make resources about publishing …

Sophie Chopin, GS, FIT
University Administrative Fellow

Sophie is a fifth-year graduate student in the Department of French and Italian. She also participated as a University Administrative Fellowship with the Financials Team in the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School.

Working with André Benhaim, she is interested in the obsolescence of urban space, considering how contemporary…

Saadia El Karfi, GS, FIT
University Administrative Fellow

As a UAF "I get to work on issues and topics that are meaningful to me as an international student, as a woman, and as an academic."

Emily Eyestone
University Administrative Fellow

Emily Eyestone is a 5th year PhD candidate in the Department of French & Italian and a University Administrative Fellow in the Pace Center. She graduated with a BA in French and Religious Studies from the College of William & Mary in 2014. Her dissertation explores the role of natural disasters in francophone Caribbean poetry and…

Brian Jacobs, *15, FIT

I am currently the chair of the Language Department at The Lawrenceville School, where I also teach French and am a Head of House.  I studied music and French at Dartmouth College and earned my BA in 2002. After two years of teaching English in France on a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship, I began the doctoral program in the Department of…