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Emily Adams

Assistant Professor of Global Studies - French / Academic Director of the IC First-Year Experience
Center for Global Studies, Room 008
Research Interests
Nineteenth-century literature and popular culture, modernity, literary translation, cultures and languages across the curriculum
University of Pennsylvania | Ph.D. | French and Francophone Studies
University of Pennsylvania | M.A. | French and Francophone Studies
Tulane University | B.A. | French and Political Science

Emily Adams's research focuses on nineteenth-century popular culture and fiction. She is also interested in literary translation and participated in the Bread Loaf Translator’s Conference in 2016. At Illinois College, she teaches all levels of French language and advanced courses on French culture through film and literature. She has taught regularly for the First-Year Seminar program and will begin serving as Academic Director of the First-Year Experience next fall. She is a firm believer in the importance of teaching cultures and languages across the curriculum and developed a course on “Languages and their Place in the World” in 2017. Dr. Adams has given presentations on her curricular initiatives which bring IC students into contact with the local Congolese immigrant population at the Culture and Languages Across the Curriculum (or CLAC) Colloquium and at the IC Faculty Symposium in 2017, and will present on this work at the American Association of French Teachers’ Convention in Martinique this summer. She has co-led two BreakAways to France and will co-lead a BreakAway to Senegal in 2019.