Prof Seth Whidden
Fellow in French
Steward of the Senior Common Room
During my undergraduate studies at Union College, I spent a term in France, where I returned to teach after completing my degree. After a Master’s at Ohio State, I did my PhD at Brown, focusing on nineteenth-century French poetry. I came to Queen’s in 2016.
Following my education in non-selective state schools in the U.S., I pursued undergraduate and postgraduate study and taught at both private and public institutions before coming to Oxford. I welcome applications from excellent students from all corners of the globe and from all walks of life. I also share the University’s commitment to an inclusive environment, which ‘promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected.’