Gretchen Suechting O'Dell

Assistant Professor


  • Office Hours:

    Wednesdays 11-12, Thursdays 9:30-10:30, and by appointment
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Assistant Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Francophone Caribbean Studies, Literature
  • Department:

    • Languages, Literatures and Culture
  • Education:

    • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison


I received my Bachelor's degree from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and a PhD in French with a PhD Minor in African Studies  from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I specialize in the Francophone Caribbean and love sharing my travel experiences (in the Caribbean, West Africa, and Western Europe) with my students. I am also the francophone education abroad transfer credit advisor, so please come and talk with me if you're considering study abroad!


  • LFRE100

    First semester French

  • LFRE433B

    Caribbean Cultures: Haïti, Guadeloupe, Martinique, la Guyane

  • LFRE450

    19th century French literature