Christy Wampole joined the Department of French and Italian at Princeton University as Assistant Professor of French in 2011. She received her Ph.D in both French and Italian from Stanford University. She has published two books, Rootedness: The Ramifications of a Metaphor (University of Chicago Press, 2016), a study of the literalization of the metaphor of rootedness in 20th-century France and Germany, and The Other Serious: Essays for the New American Generation (HarperCollins 2015), a collection of essays on American culture. She has published various articles, translations, and book reviews in MLN, The Modern Language Review, The New York Times, The New Yorker, L’Esprit créateur, Small Axe, The French Review, Magazine littéraire, Quaderni del ‘900, and Yale French Studies. Her next book project focuses on realism in the contemporary French novel.