Pronouns: they/them or proper pronouns (K or ki) / en français: iel
Kiki Kosnick received a Ph.D. in French and Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2016) and joined the Augustana faculty in 2017 after teaching at Grinnell College for three years.
At Augustana, they teach courses in French language and literatures and cultures of the French-speaking world. They also regularly offer a Queer Theories course for the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program in addition to teaching in Augustana’s First-Year Inquiry sequence.
Dr. Kosnick currently serves as Augustana’s LGBTQ+ liaison. Please email them if you are seeking support and/or if you have ideas for campus workshops or resources to share.
Dr. Kosnick has presented and published on authors including Nina Bouraoui, Anne Garréta, and Monique Wittig. Their 2019 article in Modern & Contemporary France, “The Everyday Poetics of Gender-Inclusive French: Strategies for Navigating the Linguistic Landscape,” won the MLA Women’s Caucus 2019 Florence Howe Award for outstanding feminist scholarship. Their related essay, “Inclusive Language Pedagogy for (Un)Teaching Gender in French,” is forthcoming from Routledge in Teaching Diversity and Inclusion: Examples from a French-Speaking Classroom, eds. E. Nicole Meyer and Eilene Hoft-March.
Raised in northern Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac area, Kosnick was a first-generation college student who has since lived abroad in France and Switzerland and spent a year working odd jobs while traveling the U.S. in a motorhome.
Dr. Kosnick values opportunities for faculty-student engagement at Augustana College and loves mentoring research papers at all levels of the undergraduate experience. They are proud of the important interdisciplinary work Augustana students have produced in their courses including:
WGSS 350: Queer Theories
French Senior Inquiry
- B.A., French, Michigan State University
- B.S., Physiology, Michigan State University
- M.A., French, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Ph.D., French and Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison