Faculty Profiles

Priya Wadhera

Professor, Chair
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, College of Arts and Sciences

Alumnae Hall 108

General Information



Ph.D. in French and Romance Philology, Columbia University (2005)

M.A. in French, Bryn Mawr College (1994)

B.A. in French and Comparative Literature, Bryn Mawr College (1994)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

For my love of teaching French I am indebted to many extraordinary teachers who imbued me with a sense of appreciation for the language and literature of the Francophone world. Their energy fuels my own teaching today. My objective is to create a comfortable and challenging environment in which my students and I can work as a team toward a common goal, whether this be language acquisition, cultural exploration, or literary analysis. In my courses, I utilize a participative approach and focus on students’ varying skills, needs, learning styles, and interests, introducing authentic elements of French and Francophone culture in order to build a sense of community as we study together.

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