Caitlin Dahl

  • Faculty Liaison, FRIT Graduate Student Organization
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Caitlin is a PhD candidate in French, with certificates in Cultural Studies and Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies (GSWS). Her dissertation project, entitled “Queer Galanterie: Accommodating Queer Histories and Bodies in Early Modern France” focuses on the early modern permutations of galanterie and its literary potential to accommodate and represent non-normative identities and relations. Her article, “Queer Community Strategies: Diversity and Honnêteté in Choisy’s Histoire de la Marquise-Marquis de Banneville” will appear in Cahiers du dix-septième in early 2023. Caitlin’s other research interests include notions of consent, visual culture in early modern media, youth and gender fluidity in early modern French literature and thought, and the construction of Nation through literature. She received her B.A. with concentrations in French and German at Montana State University in 2015.

Caitlin teaches French language courses from beginner to advanced-intermediate levels as well as content-based historical, cultural and literary courses, including French 0012 (“French Kiss”) and French 0227 (“The French Atlantic”). She is an active member of the department’s Inclusive Practices Committee, and presented at “Gender & Sexuality in the L2 Classroom” roundtable discussion (2019). She also organized and presented on the pedagogy roundtable “Decentralizing the Classroom: Teaching French as a Global Language” (2021).