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Blase A. Provitola
Visiting Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2443 Office Location: Seabury Hall S-012
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Trinity College faculty member since 2019
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Degrees:
Ph.D., Columbia Univ. (2019)
M.Phil., Columbia Univ. (2015)
M.A., Columbia Univ. (2014)
B.A., Haverford College (2011)

Blase Provitola is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Language and Culture Studies. Their research focuses on 20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone studies, exploring the intersections between literature, intellectual history, and social movements. In particular, they look at the impact of race and class on sexual identity in lesbian and queer cultural production. They have published on issues ranging from queer activism and identity to postcolonial literature to transgender-inclusive pedagogy.

Prof. Provitola’s scholarly interest in postcolonial and feminist studies drives them to draw upon cultural and literary course materials that represent the diversity of Francophone culture and that reflect their students’ multi-faceted identities. In addition to language and survey courses, they have taught seminars on literature and social movements, Western political philosophy, and contemporary Franco-Maghrebi cultural production.