About

Lauren2Lauren Janes is Assistant Professor of history at Hope College and a Towsley Research Scholar. She is the author of Colonial Food in Interwar Paris: The Taste of Empire (Bloomsbury, 2016), which examines the promotion and consumption of colonial foods in France during and after the First World War, revealing the limits of French acceptance of colonial influence on France. She has published widely on food and French imperialism, including in Vingtième siècle (2014) and French Cultural Studies (2015). She is currently working on Nourishing the World: A Global History in Three Foods and One Dish, contracted with Hackett Publishing. Her current teaching includes world history, the history of imperialism, African history, and French history courses.  You may contact her at janes@hope.edu

Heidi.websiteHeidi Kraus is Assistant Professor of Art and Art History and the Director of The De Pree Gallery at Hope College, specializing in art from the Early Modern through Contemporary periods. She has written on the work of Jacques-Louis David and is published in Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture (Vols. 44 and 48) and Art Inquiries (formerly the SECAC Review). Additionally, Dr. Kraus has curated numerous exhibitions, including an exhibition of Napoleonic objet d’art from a private Parisian collection. She co-authored with Nicholas K. Rauh A Short History of the Ancient World, forthcoming from The University of Toronto Press in 2017.  Her current teaching and research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century iconography in contemporary French visual culture.   You may contact her at kraus@hope.edu.

img_3051e.jpgNatalie Dykstra is Professor of English at Hope College and teaches courses in biography, American literature of the long nineteenth-century, and women’s literature.  She is also a biographer.  Clover Adams:  A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life, her biography of the photographer and wife of the historian Henry Adams, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Massachusetts Book Awards.  She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and is an elected Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society.  She has also received research grants from the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.  Her current project is a biography of the art collector Isabella Stewart Gardner.  She manages this website, and you may contact her at ndykstra@hope.edu.  More about her writing and teaching can be found at nataliedykstra.com.

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Supporting Faculty

Marissa Joanna Doshi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. Her research draws on feminist perspectives to examine the creative and cultural dimensions of media and technology. In addition to research, she enjoys collaborating with Hope students on research projects and teaching courses in media writing and cultural communication theory.

Charles Green is Professor of Psychology and was, from 1999 – 2013, the director of the Phelps Scholars Program, an academic/residential opportunity for first-year students interested in issues of race and culture.  He is a social psychologist who studies race in America, and you can see what he and his students are up to online at Getting Race Right and on Twitter at @getraceright.

Pauline Remy is Assistant Professor of French in the Department of Modern & Classical Languages. Her research examines the literary and cultural representations of the mulatta figure in colonial and postcolonial Creole societies, particularly of the French-speaking world. Her secondary interest revolves around themes of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality in the postcolonial French & Spanish-speaking Caribbean.  She feels blessed to share her love for the French language and Francophone cultures with her students.