Sophie Chopin

Graduate Student


Sophie Chopin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of French and Italian at Princeton University. She graduated with a Master’s degree in French studies from Miami University, where she examined the relationship between literary imagination and the medical practice in Paris. At Princeton, she further developed her knowledge on the history of the city and urban planning, with a focus on Patrick Modiano's novels. Her dissertation spotlights Nobel Prize laureate’s literary response to the urban renovations that reshaped Paris in the postwar era, mapping the author’s conception of the modern metropolis as a space of social exclusion and cultural oblivion.

During her time at Princeton, Sophie taught French language and culture (FRE 101, FRE102, FRE107, FRE108, FRE207). Outside of the classroom, she is a passionate tennis player, nature lover and writer.