Richard J. Golsan
University Distinguished Professor, Director of the French Institute
Phone: (979) 845-2124
Dr. Richard Golsan is University Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Professor of French at Texas A&M University and a Senior Fellow at the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. In addition, he currently serves as the Director of the France/Texas A&M University Institute (Centre d’Excellence) and as the Editor of South Central Review. His areas of research focus on modern and contemporary France and Europe as well as modern genocides and historical trials.
Dr. Golsan has authored or edited more than a dozen books and published more than 100 articles and book chapters. His latest books are The Vichy Past in France Today: Corruptions of Memory (Lexington Books, 2016) and The Trial That Never Ends: Hannah Arendt’s ‘Eichmann in Jerusalem’ in Retrospect, co-edited with Sarah M. Misemer (University of Toronto Press, 2017). Dr. Golsan has been awarded the Palmes Academiques by the French government. He holds a PhD and an MA in French literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in French and geology from Washington and Lee University.