Prof Seth Whidden
Fellow in French
As part of my undergraduate studies at Union College, I spent a term studying in France; the rest, as they say, is history. I took an MA from Ohio State and did my PhD at Brown, where I focused on nineteenth-century French poetry. After teaching in universities in Rhode Island and Missouri, I worked at Villanova for a dozen years before coming 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.’