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Claudia Gotea Professorial Lecturer Department of World Languages and Cultures

Additional Positions at AU
French Program, Associate Director
PhD, MA, French Literature, Penn State University

DEA, Etudes de Littérature Française, Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France <br/> BA, English & French Languages and Literatures, Universitatea Transilvania, Romania

Dr. Gotea was born and raised in Brasov, Romania where she earned her BA degree specializing in Eugene Ionesco's theater of the absurd. Right after earning her degree, she went to Penn State to pursue her master’s and PhD degrees. During her master’s program she spent a year in Strasbourg, France, teaching English and pursuing a DEA degree. In order to advance her doctoral research, she did extensive library and archival research in Montpellier, Paris, and Brussels. Dr. Gotea earned her PhD with a thesis titled "Cocteau entre deux guerres : Le Potomak, Les Eugènes de la guerre et La Fin du Potomak." After receiving her PhD, Dr. Gotea worked for a year at American University. After a hiatus from teaching to raise a family, in 2016 she returned to American University where she is now.
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Spring 2022

  • FREN-122 French, Elementary I

  • FREN-323 Advanced French II

  • FREN-323 Advanced French II

Fall 2022

  • FREN-322 Advanced French I

  • FREN-433 French Topics: Paris/Sociopolitical Dissent