Lenuta Giukin | Susan Bertonneau | Allen Stagl











Lenuta Giukin
Dr. Giukin has a degree in theory and criticism from the West University of Timisoara (Romania),  a MA in French Literature (University of Illinois in Chicago) and a Ph.D in Interdisciplinary French Studies (Cinema Studies) from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Giukin came to SUNY Oswego in 2003.  A generalist in language, literature, civilization, and cinema, Dr. Giukin served as coordinator of the French program between 2004-2011. She redesigned the curriculum, revived the French Honor society, introduced online courses, created the French Forum (a campus scholarly event), as well as the French scholarship for exceptional results and activity in French.
She spent the Fall 2013 semester in the Republic of Moldova as a Fulbright scholar and in spring 2014, together with Janina Falkowska and Desser, edited the anthologial volume Small Cinemas in Global Markets. Genres, Identities, Narratives (Lexington Books, 2014).




















Susan Delaney Bertonneau

Dr. Bertonneau (yellow pullover) & Cecilia Tafur in Montreal, at the Art Museum (Fall, 2007) An undergraduate from SUNY Oswego Dr. Bertonneau finished her MA as well as her PH.D at UCLA. After teaching at UCLA, Pepperdine University & Central Michigan University, she chose to return to her native town, Oswego.

Dr. Bertonneau brings to our program an extensive experience in the field of French studies. Besides her expertise in the French Renaissance, Dr. Bertonneau teaches high quality courses at all levels in language, literature, & French and francophone civilization. In addition to teaching, Dr. Bertonneau published articles, participated in conferences and presided numerous conference panels.

At SUNY Oswego, among other activities, she leads the French table at the International Coffee Hour, & presides over the French Honor Society. Our students of French highly appreciate her enthusiasm & dedication to teaching. In the Spring 2009 Dr. Bertonneau will teach a new course in North American Francophone Civilization & will lead a group a students to Québec and Montreal cities.



Photo and Composition by Jason Checkla














Allen Stagl

With degrees in history from the University of Wisconsin & Syracuse University, Allen Stagl first served with the Peace Corps in Morocco, where he taught English and then worked at the Moroccan National Tourist Office as publications translator and interpreter.

Al Stagl brings to the French Program a long and valuable experience in teaching French language, literature & civilization. In 2006 he also started teaching Global Cities: Paris, a Quarter course which culminates with a class trip to the City of Light.

His interests include classical music, especially Vivaldi and Baroque chamber music on period instruments; movies - 2008 favorites are The Painted Veil, Atonement and Roman de Gare; and all types of restaurants. He has also been a competitive runner since 2003, training and racing distances from 200m to 5K; but he will never be a marathoner.