Ph.D., Columbia Univ.
M.Phil., Columbia Univ.
M.A., Columbia Univ.
B.A., Haverford College
Blase Provitola's research lies at the intersection of feminist and gender studies, postcolonial studies, and 20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone studies (with a focus on the Maghreb and its diasporas). Their work examines the impact of race and class on sexual identity and community formation in contemporary France-based lesbian and queer cultural production by putting literature in dialogue with activism. They have published on queer and lesbian activism and identity, postcolonial literature, non-binary French, and 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 a multiplicity of Francophone cultures as well as foregrounding the West's colonial past and present. In addition to language and survey courses, they have taught seminars on literature and social movements, Western political philosophy, intersectional feminisms, and contemporary Franco-Maghrebi cultural production.