Danielle Haase-Dubosc is Adjunct Professor of French. She is Executive Director of Reid Hall, Columbia University’s campus in Paris, Associate Provost of the University and Director of Columbia University’s Institute for Scholars at Reid Hall. She also serves as faculty adviser for the MA in French Cultural Studies in a Global Context. She obtained her PhD in Comparative Literature and taught at Barnard in the French Department before moving to Reid Hall and creating Columbia’s undergraduate programs of study in France. She has held visiting appointments at the University of Paris VII (Denis Diderot), and lectures widely in France, the United States, India and elsewhere. Her main teaching and research interests are: 17th-century French and comparative literature; the cultural study of early modern gender arrangements; gender studies in the contemporary world; and transnationalism. She co-edited (and published in) Femmes et pouvoirs sous l'Ancien Régime, Paris: Rivages, 1991. Her book, Ravie et enlevée: de l'enlèvement des femmes comme stratégie matrimoniale au dix-septième siècle was published by Albin Michel, Paris, 1999. She also edited two volumes, Enjeux contemporains du féminisme indien, Editions de la maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris, 2002 and French Feminism: an Indian anthology, Delhi: Sage Press, 2002. She has published many essays on subjects including women intellectuals in the 17th-century, Corneille, Madeleine de Scudéry, Mary Wortley Montagu, Maupassant, Colette, and the parity movement in France. She is currently working both on problems of social and legal justice for Palestinian women and gender crossings in the early modern period.