Lecturer and Core Faculty of History and Political Science
|Office location:||St. Mary’s 114|
|Office hours:||T/Th 3:30-4:30|
|Phone number:||(650) 508-3695|
Audrey Calefas-Strebelle graduated from the Sorbonne, completing a Master’s thesis on French immigration to California during the Gold Rush. She has taught at Notre Dame de Namur University since 1999, first in Modern Languages and more recently in the Second Year Experience (“Human Heritage”) and now for the Department of History & Political Science. She is a doctoral student in the Department of French & Italian at Stanford University and has been a Lecturer in French language and literature there since 2001. She also works with the well-known French philosopher and Stanford professor Michel Serres for whom she developed and manages a web blog on French Literature, Philosophy, and the Humanities.
Audrey has traveled widely in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and North America and worked in India and Turkey. She speaks French, English, and Turkish and enjoys horseback riding (training and dressage), skiing, and belly dancing.
- Ph.D. French and Humanities, Stanford University, Palo Alto California.
- MA in French and American History, Sorbonne University, Paris, France, 1997.
- ESL Program, Dominican University, San Rafeal, California, 1996.
- BA History and Art History, Sorbonne University, Paris, France , 1994.
- Basic Practical French
- Intermediate Conversation (French)
- French/European section of the MBA class “Multinational Economy”
- "Human Heritage” in charge of the world history section.
- World History
- Stanford University - May 19, 2006 :
Humanities lecturer, presented a lecture on Thomas More and Michel de Montaigne during the annual Humanities symposium at Stanford University.
- Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey - June-August 2005:
Visiting scholar, Department of French.
- San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California - May 17,1999:
History Lecturer, presented research on the French immigration during the Gold rush in Professor E. Wright’s class.
- Oakland Museum, Oakland, California - May 17,1999:
History Lecturer, gave a lecture on the most popular French pioneers in California, during the French Pioneer exhibition day.
- St Michel de Cuxa Monastery, Prades, France - July-August 1991:
Summer intern in History, Art History and Archeology. Attended a seminar in the history and architecture of Catholic monasteries in the Middle Age. Participated in excavation projects in the area.