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Faculty & Staff

Department Chair & Administrative Staff

Alexandra Gueydan-Turek


Associate Professor

Department Chair, Modern Languages & Literatures

Modern Languages & Literatures-French & Francophone Studies

Peace & Conflict Studies

Comparative Literature


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8309
  2. Kohlberg Hall 311
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m. and Wednesdays: 9:00-10:30 a.m. 

    and by appointment

Interests: Postcolonial Theory; Francophone Literature of the Maghreb and the Mashreq;  Comics and Graphic Novels in the Arab World; Local Publishing Markets in North Africa; (Neo)colonial representations; Representations of Islam in France.


Alexandra Gueydan-Turek

Jessica Bawgus

Administrative Assistant II, Modern Languages; Administrative Assistant, Division Chair Support, Modern Languages


Modern Languages & Literatures-French & Francophone Studies

Modern Languages & Literatures-Arabic


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8143
  2. Kohlberg Hall 316

Bethanne Seufert

Administrative Assistant II

Modern Languages & Literatures


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8679
  2. Kohlberg Hall 316

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