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Assoc Professor

Síofra Pierse

Associate Professor

School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

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01 716 8273
siofra.pierse@ucd.ie
University College Dublin, School of Languages Cultures and Linguistics, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

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BIO

Síofra Pierse is Associate Professor in French and Francophone Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at UCD Dublin (Office: A318 Newman Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland). Her research interests lie within 18th-century French literature and history of ideas, with particular focus on Voltaire's historiography and the literature/doubt interface. She lectures in language and literature at undergraduate and MA levels, and currently supervises two PhD students. She read for her postgraduate degrees at Oxford (Trinity College): 1999 D.Phil. (Oxon): 'Voltaire and Clio: From History to Story' and 1995 M.St. (Oxon): 'Voltaire and the Writing of History'. Her undergraduate BA is from University College Cork: 1994 BA (UCC) Joint Hons: French & Italian. During her doctoral studies, she taught early modern French tutorials at a number of Oxford colleges (1995-97). She held teaching posts as Lectrice d'Anglais and as Maitre de Langues at the Ecole normale superieure, rue d'Ulm, Paris (1997-99). She was also Chargée des cours d'anglais at the École des Chartes, Paris (1997-99), before coming to lecture at UCD in September 1999.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Maitre de langues
    Paris: Ecole normale superieure, Dépt. dAnglo-américain1 Sep 1998 - 21 Aug 1999
  • Lectrice
    Paris: Ecole normale superieure, Dépt. dAnglo-américain1 Sep 1997 - 31 Aug 1998
  • Chargee des cours d'anglais
    Paris: Ecole des Chartes, Chargée des cours d'anglais1 Sep 1997 - 31 Aug 1999
  • Assistant Lecturer
    University College Dublin Dublin, French & Francophone Studies, Dept. of French1 Sep 1999 - 31 Aug 2000
  • Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
    University College Dublin Dublin, French & Francophone Studies, School of Languages and Literatures1 Sep 2000 - present
  • Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
    University College Dublin Dublin: School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, Ireland1 Jan 2013 - 1 Jan 2013
  • Associate Professor in French & Francophone Studies
    University College Dublin Dublin; School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Ireland1 Jan 2015 - present

DEGREES

  • BA
    University College Cork
  • DPhil
    Oxford University UK
  • M St
    Oxford University UK