Gretchen Suechting O'Dell

Special Assistant Professor


  • Office Hours:

    Tuesdays 2:30-3:30, Wednedays 10-11:15, and by appt
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Special Assistant Professor
  • Education:

    • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Concentration:

    • Francophone Caribbean Studies, Literature
  • Department:

    • Languages, Literatures and Culture


I received my Bachelor's degree from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and a PhD in French with a PhD Minor in African Studies  from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I specialize in the Francophone Caribbean and love sharing my travel experiences (in the Caribbean, West Africa, and Western Europe) with my students. I am also the francophone education abroad transfer credit advisor, so please come and talk with me if you're considering study abroad!


  • LFRE100

    First semester French

  • LFRE310

    Intro to Literary Analysis – in French!

  • LFRE454

    French feminisms