Campus: CSU Los Angeles -- June 24, 2003
Cal State L.A. Faculty Honored by French Government
Christophe Lagier, assistant professor of French at California State
University, Los Angeles, has recently been named Chevalier dans l’Ordre
des Palmes Académiques (Knight in the Order of the Academic Palms)
by the French government. This is among the highest academic honors
bestowed in France.
An award letter to Lagier, signed by the cultural counselor of the French
Embassy in Washington, notes: “This distinction confirms the recognition
of the French authorities for your leadership in promoting our language
and our culture in the United States.” (Translated from French
Lagier, who joined the Cal State L.A. faculty in 1998, received his
bachelor’s degree from the University of Paris, France, master’s
degree from San Diego State University, and Ph.D. from Princeton University.
He teaches a variety of subjects ranging from language and culture to
literature and business French. His area of specialization is post-World
War II French theater. Lagier is the author of a book entitled, Le théatre
de la parole-spectacle: Jacques Audiberti, René de Obaldia et
Jean Tardieu, published by Summa Inc. in fall 2000.
Prior to Cal State L.A., Lagier was a visiting professor at Oberlin
College in Ohio. He has also served as linguistic attaché for
the French Consulate in Miami, Florida.
Currently, Lagier is serving as a full-time resident director in France
for the CSU International Programs. As an international program resident
director, Lagier is the front-line representative of the CSU overseas
program in France and bears responsibility for the academic success
and administrative efficiency of its educational operations.
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