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Laurie Postlewate

Senior Lecturer in French


French, First Year Foundation, Medieval & Renaissance Studies


Milbank 311


Laurie J. Postlewate, Senior Lecturer in French, joined the faculty of Barnard in 1997. In addition to her teaching duties for the Department of French, she is affiliated with the Comparative Literature Program and the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at Barnard.

  • BA, Southern Methodist
  • MA, PhD, New York University

French language & literature

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