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Polly T. Mangerson

  • Associate Professor; Associate Chair of Modern Languages; Program Director of Arabic, ASL, Classics, and Russian
  • ​​PhD
  • French; Modern Languages
  • Faculty
  • 773-325-2916
  • SAC 329

PhD in Romance Languages, University of Georgia (2015)
MA in French Literature, University of Illinois at Chicago (2009)
BA in French and Business, University of South Carolina (2004)


  • Early Modern French Literature
  • Medieval French Literature
  • French theatre
  • Neo-Classical tragedy
  • Absolutist political theory
  • Representations of Sovereignty
  • Foreign language pedagogy
  • Hybrid/online teaching
  • Business French

Polly Thompson Mangerson has been Director of the French Program since 2016. Dr. Mangerson's primary research interests include seventeenth-century French literature, particularly the representation of the king in the tragedies of Pierre Corneille and Jean Racine. She enjoys teaching French at all levels, as well as incorporating technology to create meaningful hybrid and online language instruction.