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Professor, French and Cultural Studies
Chair, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Pictured is Channa Newman, Ph.D., professor of french and cultural studies and coordinator of the modern languages for the humanities.Contact Information


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Education, University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Arts, University of Pittsburgh
  • Doctor of Philosophy, French language and literature, University of Pittsburgh

Courses Taught

  • French Phonetics
  • French Fiction in Film
  • Intermediate French II/Conversation
  • Rosa Luxemburg: Feminist Socialist Leader
  • Love and War in French Cinema
  • Wealthy White Males

Selected Presentations

  • "The Genealogy of the Honors Movement in American Higher Education," Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pa., March 2012.

Selected Honors and Appointments

  • Selected speaker for the upcoming 2019 "Beauty Saves the World" Prague International Writers' Festival, introducing and interviewing Australian feminist Germaine Greer and co-panelist with American author Michael Cunningham
  • Coordinator and founder of Point Park University's Global Cultural Studies "An Evening With..." Public Speakers' Series, an annual event that featured acclaimed speakers who addressed important global issues and demonstrated an interest in deepening students' knowledge of the world
  • Appointed director of international programs for the 2012 Prague Writers' Festival
  • Prague Writers' Festival in the Czech Republic, April 2011:
    • Interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz, Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, and author Don Delillo
    • Met with Norman Eisen, U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic

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