Olivier Salès

Olivier Salès

Olivier Salès is visiting assistant professor of French and Francophone studies. His areas of specialization include 19th-21st century French literature and hip-hop studies. He has also published two articles on Indigenous authors of Québec and delivered many papers in national and international conferences in France, the U.S., and Canada. Salès is also trained in cinematography and has worked on various projects such as a short movie, music videos, interviews in El Salvador, and a 2019 Regional Emmy Awards nominated short documentary. A new addition to the French program, he has previously taught all levels of French courses as well as courses on contemporary urban cultures in France.

Areas of Expertise

  • 19th-21st-century French Literature
  • Hip-Hop Studies
  • Indigenous Studies (North America)
  • Linguistics
  • Men’s Studies
  • Literary Urban Studies
  • Media Studies


  • Ph.D. (ABD), University of Miami
  • Certificate, French State Secondary School Teaching (CAPES), Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour
  • M.A., Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Université Laval (Québec), Explo’RA Sup Fellowship
  • B.A., literature, Université Grenoble-Alpes
  • B.A., philosophy, Université Grenoble-Alpes