Laure Astourian

Laure Astourian

Dissertation title

Outside the Metropolitan Frame: The Nouvelle Vague and the Foreign, 1954-1968

Research interests

French and Francophone film; 1950s and 1960s French fiction and documentary films (Jean Rouch, Alain Resnais, Chris Marker, and Agnès Varda); twentieth-century French literature and culture; intersections of French literature, photography, and film; Middle Eastern and Caucasian film and media; documentary film and theory; international film history

Courses taught

French Film (UN3830)

Introduction to French and Francophone Studies I (FREN UN3420)

Senior Thesis (Advisor)

Rapid Reading and Translation (FREN UN1206)

Intermediate Conversation I (UN2121)

Intermediate French I (FREN UN2101)

Elementary French II (FREN UN1102)

Elementary French I (FREN UN1101)

Previous degrees

May 2016: Ph.D. in French, Columbia University

2014-2015: Pensionnaire étrangère, École normale supérieure, Paris, France

February 2013: M.Phil. in French, Columbia University

May 2011: M.A. in French, Columbia University

June 2008: B.A. in French and Film Studies (High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa), University of California, Berkeley

Selected awards

2016: Phi Beta Kappa Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship, Phi Beta Kappa Society

2015: Mellon Humanities International Travel Fellowship, Columbia University

2012: Jeanne Varney Pleasants Prize for Excellence in Teaching French, Lois Roth Endowment and Columbia University

2012: Phi Beta Kappa Walter J. Jensen Fellowship, Phi Beta Kappa Society

2009: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education