Elsa Stéphan




Milbank 308


Elsa Stéphan is originally from France. She studied at the Sorbonne and l’Institut d’Études Politiques (“Sciences Po”), in Strasbourg, France before earning her Ph.D in French Literature from Tulane University. Her peer-reviewed articles and doctoral dissertation focus on science and technology studies and literature. She analyzes the development of science fiction and the representation of virtual spaces in the writing of French authors such as Jules Verne and Villiers de L’Isle-Adam. Related to this research, she has developed technologically innovative methods in French language pedagogy and has received several teaching grants that support the use of technology in the classroom. Her current research and teaching projects focus on Gender Studies (the history of feminism, inclusive writing and the feminization of the French language).

Education & Research Focus

Ph.D., Tulane University
M.A., Sciences Po Strasbourg
B.A., La Sorbonne

French language pedagogy
Women's and Gender Studies
Science and Technology
Media Studies