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About the Program

Mission Statement

The Franco American Studies program seeks to expand and develop research on the French cultures of the United States and to teach their history, literature, and language. It focuses on the Franco American cultures of Maine but its scope embraces the French speaking world. Franco American Studies also explores Franco American culture in the context of American ethnicity. It is designed to assist researchers, educate students, and to extend this work to the broader community.

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Franco American Studies Academic Council – 2012-2013

  • Jacques Ferland, Department of History
  • Michael Grillo, Department of Art
  • Kristin Langellier, Department of Communication and Journalism
  • Margo Lukens, Department of English
  • Ray Pelletier, Associate Director of the Canadian-American Center, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
  • Susan Pinette, Director of Franco American Studies
  • Kathy Slott, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
  • Jane Smith, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
  • Carol Toner, Director of Maine Studies
Franco American Studies
5742 Little Hall, Room 213
Orono, Maine 04469-5742
Phone: (207) 581-3791 | Fax: (207) 581- 1832
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469