Lisa Algazi Marcus

Lisa Marcus
  • Undergraduate Faculty
  • Graduate Faculty

Professor of French

Co-Director, Hood Honors Program

she/her pronouns

Tatem Arts Center, Room 211


I teach French and Francophone literature, language and cultures, as well as courses on motherhood and gender identity for the First-Year Seminar Program, the Honors Program, and the Studies on Women and Gender (SWAG) Program. In January 2021, Dr. Shannon Kundey and I took over as Co-Directors of the Hood Honors Program. I've been teaching at Hood since 1994, after earning my PhD in French from Stanford University

I am proud to have won the Mortar Board Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1998. I also received the Mary Ann Kerins Award in 2020 for my work on behalf of transgender students, faculty and staff as chair of the President's Council on Transgender Inclusivity. I 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 peer-reviewed 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 in 2022 from Liverpool University Press.

Courses for fall 2021:


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