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Elizabeth Marcus

Elizabeth Marcus is a Mellon Fellow in the Scholars in the Humanities program for 2017-2019. She received her BA from the University of Oxford in Modern History and French, and completed her PhD in French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in 2017. Elizabeth’s research focuses on the literatures and history of the Francophone and Arab world, with a particular interest in intellectual networks, multilingualism, migration and cosmopolitanism. Her dissertation examined the intersections of language and cultural conflict in modern Lebanon, bringing Lebanon and its linguistic and religious politics into a wider frame of scholarship on education, decolonisation and multilingualism.

She is developing a second project on global intellectual history, international students and radical politics in post-war France. Recovering the history of the Cité internationale universitaire, an international university campus set on the outskirts of Paris, she looks at how it became a key physical and symbolic space for students, writers and intellectuals from the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Elizabeth has taught in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University and at MIT as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Global Studies and Languages Department.