Assistant Professor of French
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Fine Arts 254
Office Hours: 
Wednesday and Friday, 11:15-12:15, and by appointment

Dr. Emily Sahakian (Ph.D., Northwestern University and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) teaches French and Francophone literature in the Department of Romance Languages. She is jointly appointed with Theatre & Film Studies, where she teaches theatre history/theory and community-based theatre. She specializes in Francophone Caribbean theatre, literature, and culture. Other research interests include intercultural theatre, post-colonial and transnational theatre and theory, French-language theatre, race and performance, and translation for the stage. Her book, Staging Creolization: Women's Theatre and Performance from the French Caribbean, is forthcoming with the New World Studies Series, University of Virginia Press.