JULIEN SUAUDEAU is the Coordinator of the Non-Intensive Language sequence in French at Bryn Mawr College. He is the author of three novels: Dawa (2014), Le Français (2015) and Ni le feu ni la foudre (2016). His fiction work focuses on contemporary France seen through the lenses of colonial and postcolonial history, immigration, laïcité, terrorism, and socioeconomic inequalities. He is a regular contributor to the opinion pages of Le Monde, Le Figaro, Libération and L’Obs. In the US, he lectures frequently on the subject of connecting American students and teachers with the “real” France and francophone world. He was the keynote speaker at the American Association of Teachers of French 2016 National Convention. As a filmmaker, he has directed documentaries and short fiction films, and has published extensively on film history, film theory and French cinema in Positif.