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French Research Opportunities & Collaboration

  • UMM Students

Assisted and encouraged by faculty experts, French students at Morris explore a wide range of topics through collaborative research as they participate in stipend programs, study abroad opportunities, national scholarship programs, and other opportunities, such as the Morris campus Undergraduate Research Symposium.


Previous Projects by Students

French faculty at the University of Minnesota Morris are always interested in hearing your ideas for research and collaboration during your undergraduate career. Below is a list of recent student projects and presentations.

  • KT Engdahl ’10 presented "Fight of the Berbers" at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR).
  • Sarah Ranney ’12 presented "Michif: Anatomy of a Language" at the Morris campus Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Ashe Deering ’09 presented "Saving Faith in Languedoc: The Dominican Practice of Medieval ‘Doctors of Soul'" at the Morris campus Undergraduate Research Symposium, the Twin Cities campus Undergraduate Research Symposium, the Annual Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Moravian College, and the International Medieval Conference at the University of Leeds in England.
  • Herman Koutouan, ’07 presented "African Aesop: Animal Symbolism in African and French Folktales" at the Morris campus Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Anna Harrington ’05 presented "Piaf to Rap: French Music and Lyrics as Instruments of Cultural Critique" at the Morris campus Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Nii Anyetei Akofio-Soweh ’07 presented "Colonialist Manifesto: Differences in Colonial Styles between French and British West Africa" at the Morris campus Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Kate Droske ’08 completed an Honors project devoted to translation theory and a comparative translation of a Malian folktale, "One Mouse‘s Journey from Mali to America."
  • Rémi Patriat ’10 assisted Professor Sarah Buchanan with a book manuscript on immigrant literature and cinema in France.
  • Kelley Swanlund ’11 worked with Professor Stephen Martin, creating a digital critical edition of the medieval tale, Aucassin et Nicolete.
  • Sam Parisian ’11 is contributing his expertise in modern art history to Tammy Berberi‘s study of Tristan Corbière’s visual poetics.