Lionel Ruffel

lionel_ruffelLionel Ruffel, PhD
Director of Academic Programs
Paris Programs

Lionel Ruffel received his PhD from the Université Toulouse II (France).  He is an associate professor of French and comparative literature at Université Paris 8 (Vincennes). A specialist of contemporary literature and theory, he is the author of two essays (Le Dénouement, 2005; Volodine post-exotique, 2007), and more than 20 chapters of books and articles.  He is involved in French literary, intellectual and artistic life as a professor, as a scholar, as a publisher, as an essayist, as a literary journalist and as an advisor. Lionel Ruffel has been teaching in the Boston University Paris program since 2005 and was appointed director of academic programs in 2009.