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Matt Kemp

Assistant Professor of French; Elementary French Coordinator

Matt Kemp earned his PhD in French from Florida State University in 2006, and joined the Kent State faculty in 2007. He coordinates the Elementary French program and teaches classes in French language, literature and culture.  His research interests include 20th Century French and Francophone literatures and cultures, contemporary Franco-American political and cultural relations, the Algerian War, post-colonialism and post-colonial cultures in France, and French and American intellectuals.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

"French Intellectuals and the Arab Spring" (Forthcoming, 2013).

"French Intellectuals and the Iraq War" in Modern and Contemporary France, vol. 17, no. 2, May 2009

"Re-readings of the Algerian War During the U.S. War on Terror: Between Recognition and Denial," in the Journal of European Studies, vol. 38, no. 2, June 2008

 Contributing translator in A.G. Hargreaves, J. Kelsay and B.S. Twiss (eds) "Politics and Religion in France and the United States" (Lexington, 2008).

 "Empire, 'Terror,' and Human Rights: France and America since 9/11," in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies (formerly Sites), vol. 10, no. 1, January 2006.

Matt Kemp
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies

Spring 2014:

Tues & Thurs 12:30-2pm in Moulton Hall main reception area

Tues 3:30-5:30pm in Moulton Hall main reception area

  • And by appointment
Phone: 330-672-2150