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NICOLE C RUDOLPH

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

LANGUAGES LITERATURES AND CULTURES

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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D. in French Studies, New York University (2005)
D.E.A. in Social Sciences, Ecole Normale Superieure / Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (1999)
M.A. in French Studies, New York University (1998)
M.A. in French Language and Literature, University of Pittsburgh (1993)
B.A. in American History and French Language and Literature, University of Pittsburgh (1990)
Certificate in West European Studies, University of Pittsburgh (1990)

Recent Courses

French For The Professional World
Level IV French

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Contemporary French civilization and culture, history of modern France, France in Europe

I am currently the Director of the International Studies Program and the program for the European Studies minor. For an overview of each program, with links to the plan of study, please consult:
http://academics.adelphi.edu/artsci/international/
and http://academics.adelphi.edu/artsci/european-studies/

Research Interests

20th century French cultural and social history, history of women and feminism in France, history of domestic architecture, urbanism in France, history of utopian projects.

I serve as the Special Features Editor for the interdisciplinary journal French Politics, Culture and Society (http://journals.berghahnbooks.com/fpcs/). Our upcoming Winter 2012 issues features a dossier on the Spring 2012 French presidential elections.

Grants/Sponsored Research

American Philosophical Society, Franklin Research Grant, for archival research in France, awarded April 2010

Adelphi University Provost's Grant, sponsors participation in the Council for International Educational Exchange's International Faculty Development June 2010 seminar on Religious Diversity in France, awarded February 2010

Adelphi Faculty Development Grant, for completion of book project, "At Home in Postwar France," awarded February 2014

Adelphi Faculty Development Grant, for archival research in France, awarded January 2010

French-American Cultural Exchange Tournées Festival Grant, for bringing a festival of French film to campus, awarded August 2010 and August 2012

Books

Nicole C. Rudolph (2015). "At Home in Postwar France: Modern Mass Housing and the Right to Comfort". Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, forthcoming.


Book Chapters

N. Rudolph (2010). "'Who Should Be the Author of a Dwelling?' Architects versus Housewives in 1950s France". In K.H. Adler & Carrie Hamilton (Eds.). Homes and Homecomings: Gendered Histories of Domesticity and Return. (pp. 87-105). Chichester, United Kingdom: John Wiley and Sons.


Refereed Articles

Rudolph, N. (2014), "Model Homes: Negotiating Interiors in Postwar France". Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture, 5.2, 239-256.

Rudolph, N. (2012), Architecture as a Portal to the Teaching of French Language and Literature. The French Review, 85.3, 508-518.

Rudolph, N. (2009), “‘Who Should Be the Author of a Dwelling?’: Architects versus Housewives in 1950s France". Gender and History, 21.3, 541-559.

Rudolph, N. (2004), “Domestic Politics: The Cité Expérimentale at Noisy-le-Sec in Greater Paris". Modern and Contemporary France, 12.4, 483-495.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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N. Rudolph (2013). From the Hygienic, Rational Home to the Secure, Sustainable Home: Nature and Technology in French Urban Housing, 1950-2010. In Society for French Historical Studies. Harvard/MIT, Cambridge, MA.

N. Rudolph (2011). "Beyond the Grand Ensemble: State-Sponsored Housing Innovation and the Meaning of Home in France, 1966-1972". In Society for French Historical Studies. Charleston, SC.

N. Rudolph (2010). "Disagreeable Odors and Secreting Kitchens: Home Design and Women’s Roles in Postwar France". In Society for French Historical Studies. Tempe, AZ.

N. Rudolph (2008). "'Who Should Be the Author of a Dwelling?’: Architects versus Housewives in 1950s France". In Homes and Homecomings. University of Nottingham, UK.

N. Rudolph (2005). “Living Small: The Cellule d’habitation and the Democratization of Comfort in 1950s France". In Western Society for French History. Colorado Springs, CO.

N. Rudolph (2002). "'La voix de ceux qui ne s’expriment pas’: Critiques of State-Planned Housing in 1950s France". In Western Society for French History. Baltimore, MD.

N. Rudolph (2001). “Postwar Experiments in Modern French Living: The Prefabricated Village of Noisy-le-Sec". In France and America: Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century. University of Southampton, UK.


Honors and Accomplishments

Member, Board of Visitors, University Honors College, University of Pittsburgh

Nominee, 2013 Adelphi Teaching Award for untenured faculty

Recipient of Western Society for French History's Millstone Prize, for best interdisciplinary paper presented at annual meeting (2003)

Fulbright Research Scholar, 2000-2001

Phi Beta Kappa (elected junior year)

Professional Activities

Book Review of Sophie Corbillé, Paris bourgeois, Paris bohème: La ruée vers l'est, in H-France Review, forthcoming

Book Review of Whitney Walton, Internationalism, National Identities, and Study Abroad: France and the United States, 1890-1970, in French Politics, Culture and Society 30, 3 (Winter 2012)

Book Review of W. Brian Newsome, French Urban Planning 1940-1968, H-France Review 11, 70 (March 2011)