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Kari Evanson


Senior Lecturer in French, French Language Coordinator
Lowenstein 924-C (LC)
Faber Hall 555 (RH)
[email protected]
SPRING 2023 Office hours: 
M: 1-3, R: 11:30 -12:30 (LC)
T: 4-5, W: 2:30- 3:30 (RH)


Ph.D. New York University
D.E.A. : Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
M.A. Columbia University


Kari Evanson's research focuses on juvenile delinquency and the press in Interwar France and specifically how the press contributes to the formation of social causes. She is also interested in literary journalism, reportage, and themes of imprisonment.

Courses Taught

  • 3600 France Today
  • 2600 France: History, Culture, Civilization
  • 2001 French Language and Literature
  • 1501/1502
  • 1001/1002
  • 5090 French for Reading


"Vers le chemin de la vie: Le scandale des bagnes d'enfants dans le discours communiste," Revue d'histoire de l'enfance "irrégulière" 15(2013)

"Grand Reporters in Guyane: Bringing the Exotic Back Home," Locating Guyane. Eds. Catriona MacLeod and Sarah Wood. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018.