Veronica K. Dean

Ph.D. Student

E-mail: vdean@ucla.edu Office: Royce Hall B12

Office Hours: By appointment

Fields of interest: Postcolonial Literature; Francophone and Arabophone Algeria; Comics/bande dessinée

Veronica K. Dean is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA. Her dissertation examines the representation of the Algerian War in Algerian comics. She has presented her research at the International Colloquium for 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies (2017) and the joint meeting of the 6th International Graphic Novel & Comics Conference/9th International Bande Dessinée Society Conference at the University of London Institute in Paris (2015). She enjoys teaching French language and culture and researching for the Center for Digital Humanities at UCLA.


  • Ph.D. French and Francophone Studies: University of California, Los Angeles, expected 2018
  • C.Phil. French and Francophone Studies: University of California, Los Angeles, 2015
  • B.A. French: Florida State University, 2007


  • Working dissertation title: “Algerian Comics: The Algerian War, History, and Resistance” (dissertation committee chair: Lia Brozgal)
  • Translated article: “Charlie and Islam: A history of insiders and outsiders” by Jocelyne Dakhila (trans. Veronica K. Dean) in OCCASION Vol. 8, Special edition (Fall 2015)

Courses commonly taught

  • French 1 Elementary French (Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013)
  • French 2 Elementary French (Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014)
  • French 3 Elementary French (Spring 2016)
  • French 8 Intensive First-Year French (Summer 2015)
  • French 4 Intermediate French (Winter 2017)
  • French 5 Intermediate French (Spring 2017)
  • French 41 French Cinema and Culture “Multicultural France: Representing Difference in Postcolonial French Cinema” (Summer 2016)
  • Global Studies Travel Study, Global Challenges in Postcolonial France (Summer 2014)