Director of Studies, Butler College
Wu Hall, Butler College
Princeton, NJ 08544
Welcome! I am looking forward to my eighth year at the friendliest college at Princeton (in my humble opinion). I received my B.A. in comparative literature at Columbia followed by a Ph.D. from the Literature Program at Duke, where I studied French and Francophone literature, film, globalization, and critical theory and wrote my dissertation on contemporary French regionalism and ethnic identity. I then taught for several years in the History and Literature program at Harvard, covering the cultural and social history of not only France, but also Germany, Britain, and America, and I returned to the classroom in spring 2010 to teach a course called "Violence and Moving Images: Politics, Aesthetics, Spectatorship." I am now entering my second year in a doctoral program in higher and postsecondary education education at NYU, so in a few years, you can call me Dr. dr. Lazen. I can be found at Butler at all hours, and I encourage you all to come up and chat with me! When I'm not at Butler, I like to catch movies, follow the news, work out at Dillon Gym, watch tv (The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and South Park are particular favoites), follow basketball, and head in to New York to see art, dance, and theater or just explore different neighborhoods. I also try to keep current with music, and my most recent downloads have included The Black Keys, The Roots, TV on the Radio, Wilco, Dirty Projectors, Bobby Womack, and The Goat Rodeo Sessions.