Christi Brookes​Position:  ​Professor of French and Department Chair
Campus Address:  Pearce Hall, Room 305
Phone:  (989) 774-3786
Email:  brook1nc@cmich.edu or christi.brookes@cmich.edu​

Area(s) of Expertise:  Border and transnational studies; French cultural history; history of the book; nineteenth-century France, transatlantic studies.

Degrees and Universities
2004—Ph.D., French Civilization, The Pennsylvania State University
1998—M.A., French, The Pennsylvania State University
1996—BA, French, University of Arizona

Selected Publications

Book
The French Face of Nathaniel Hawthorne:  Monsieur de l’Aubépine and his Second Empire Critics.  Columbus, OH:  Ohio State UP, 2011.  Written with Michael Anesko.

Refereed Articles & Book Chapters
“Our Cousins in the New World:  Celebrating Mexico in the French Alps” in Place and Locality in Modern France, eds. Philip Whalen and Patrick Young.  New York:  Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. 137-47.

“Hawking Cossacks, Selling Tsarinas: Russia in French Advertisement, 1856-1894,” Modern and Contemporary France 21 (November 2013): 1-20.

“Le Carnet de voyage en Russie d'Henri Vever. Une source inédite pour l'étude des rapports franco-russes à la Belle Époque,” in La France et les Français en Russie:  Nouvelles sources et approches (1815-1917).  Paris:  Éditions de l’École Nationale des Chartes, 2012. 245-260.  Co-authored with Willa Z. Silverman.

Recent Conference Presentations

“A French ‘ville mexicaine’ in the Year of Mexico in France that Wasn’t,” 40th Annual Western Society for French History Conference, Banff, AB (October 2012)

“Our Cousins in the New World:  Celebrating Mexico in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence,” 38th Annual Western Society for French History Conference, Lafayette, LA (October 2010)

“Commerce et culture dans les cahiers d'Henri Vever. Une source inédite pour l'étude des rapports franco-russes à la Belle Epoque,” La France et les Français en Russie (École nationale des Chartes), Paris, France (January 2010)

Teaching Career

Central Michigan University
Elementary French I & II 
Intermediate French I & II
Advanced French I & II
Introduction to French Civilization
France Today
Advanced French Composition and Conversation
Modern Paris
French Culture Web Pages:  The French in Michigan
French Popular Culture
France at War in the Twentieth Century
Contemporary French Visions of the United States

The Pennsylvania State University: 
Beginning French
Intermediate French
Grammar and Composition
France and the French-Speaking World
Paris: Anatomy of a City
French Civilization