Lisa Algazi Marcus

Lisa Marcus (she/her pronouns)
  • Undergraduate Faculty
  • Graduate Faculty

Professor of French and Program Director, Studies on Women and Gender (SWAG)

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Tatem Arts Center, Room 211


I began teaching at Hood in 1994, after earning my PhD in French from Stanford University. I teach courses on French and Francophone literature, language and cultures, as well as courses on motherhood and on gender identity for the First-Year Seminar Program, the Honors Program, and the Studies on Women and Gender (SWAG) Program, of which I am the current director. I am proud to have won the Mortar Board Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1998. I also serve as a First Year adviser and the faculty adviser of the Hood chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the French national honors society.

I've published articles in refereed journals such as "Romance Studies," "L'année stendhalienne" and "Nineteenth Century French Studies" and have contributed chapters to several collections of essays. My first book, "Maternal Subjectivity in the Works of Stendhal," was published by the Edwin Mellen Press in 2001. Now I'm working on a book on representations of breastfeeding in nineteenth-century France, forthcoming from Liverpool University Press.

Courses for fall 2020:


  • Ph.D., Stanford University
  • M.A., Stanford University
  • B.A., Hollins College