Jennifer Carr

Instructor of French

  • email:
  • phone (205) 348-4238
  • office location BB Comer Hall 242


  • PhD, French, Yale University
  • Certificate in Second Language Acquisition, Yale University
  • MA, Cultural Translation, American University of Paris
  • BA, Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Research Areas

  • Contemporary fiction and feminist thought
  • Theories of gender and sexuality
  • Experimental writing practices
  • Theories and practices of translation
  • Literature and the visual arts


Dr. Carr’s research spans 20th- and 21st-century literatures and cultures of the French-speaking world, with a particular focus on contemporary fiction and feminist thought. Other interests include cultural representations of gender, experimental writing practices, and the intersection of literature and the visual arts.

In addition to teaching in the French program, Dr. Carr serves as the academic support coordinator for UA’s Parker-Adams Program.

Courses Taught

  • FR 101 – Elementary French
  • FR 102 – Elementary French II
  • FR 201 – Intermediate French
  • FR 421 – Pronunciation and Phonetics
  • FR 480/563 – French-English Translation
  • FR 470/554 – Object Lessons: Representing Consumption in Contemporary France
  • AS 101/102 – Parker-Adams Compass Course