Katherine Gantz, Associate Professor of French (2005). B.A. Wittenberg University; M.A., Ph.D. The University of Michigan. While originally trained as a specialist of nineteenth-century Decadent fiction and French literature from the early twentieth century, Dr. Gantz has recently expanded her research interests to include urbanist criticism and visual studies. She has published articles in the areas of French cultural studies and American pop culture, as well as in the field of French queer theory. Her current project is a discussion of present-day uses of public space in Paris originally designed during the Second Empire. Dr. Gantz is the 2010 winner of the Homer L. Dodge Award for Excellence in Teaching.