Associate Professor of French; Acting Department Chair, 2013-14
BA, St. Lawrence University; MA, Texas Tech University; PhD, Brown University
Dr. Katharine Harrington has taught at PSU since 2010. She teaches a wide-range of courses in the language, culture, literature, film and civilization of the French-speaking world.
She holds a PhD in French Studies from Brown University. Prior to coming to PSU, she taught for six years at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.
Her research interests include contemporary French and Francophone literature, French and Québécois film, Francophone communities of New England, and innovative approaches to language teaching.
She is the author of Writing the Nomadic Experience in Contemporary French and Francophone Literature, published in 2012 by Lexington Books, as well as the co-editor of the book Recipes for Success in Foreign Language Teaching: Ready-made Activities for the L2 Classroom.
In her outreach efforts, she is keenly interested in developing the visibility for French in central NH by celebrating the Franco-American heritage of the state and in assisting local businesses and tourist attractions with French language services to help attract and welcome Québécois visitors to the region.
She was recently named President for the New Hampshire chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French and serves as Vice President of the American Council for Quebec Studies.