Elizabeth Tuttle

(517) 884-6308

B356 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyRomance and Classical Studies

Assistant Professor


Elizabeth Tuttle’s book project explores the impact of print culture on the complex networks of political activists operating in interwar France. The book tracks French feminists and anti-imperialists who distributed pamphlets, fliers, tracts, and posters in order to understand how the materiality of these texts shaped the movements to which they belonged. Dr. Tuttle’s research has been supported by the Millstone Research Fellowship, the Legacies of the Enlightenment Research Fellowship, and the Chateaubriand Fellowship and has been published by or is forthcoming in Women in FrenchFrench Culture, Politics and Society, and the Western Society for French History. She teaches classes on French political activism, literary and filmic representations of social class, and French Indochina. 

Degree: PhD, Penn State; MA, Université Lille 3 Charles de Gaulle

Research Interests: Print culture studies, French colonial history, political activism, French feminism, 20th and 21st century Francophone literature

University News

Ph.D. Student Receives $25,000 to Conduct Research in France
Published September 6, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
It’s not often a student receives $25,000 to support their research, but that’s exactly what Hannah Olsen succeeded in doing as a recipient of the highest amount awarded by the Jeanne Marandon…Read now »
MSU Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival Set for Select Dates April 3-13
Published March 28, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
The MSU Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival, which will bring six contemporary and classic French films to Michigan State University’s campus, will be held on select dates from April 3…Read now »
MSU Professor Receives National Prize for Research on Women and Politics
Published March 13, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
Each March, Michigan State University recognizes Women’s History Month, dedicated to honoring the impact women have made in the United States and at MSU. As part of this celebration, we are…Read now »
MSU Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival to be Rescheduled for April
Published February 21, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
In the wake of last week’s tragic shooting at Michigan State University and due to this week’s inclement weather, the MSU Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival is being rescheduled for…Read now »
Professors Receive Grant to Bring French Film Festival to Campus
Published February 1, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
Assistant Professors Elizabeth Tuttle and Jena Whitaker in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University received the Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival…Read now »
Student a Winner in American Journal of French Studies Essay Competition
Published March 3, 2022 in College of Arts & Letters
Matthew Fazekas, an MSU junior studying International Relations with minors in French and Philosophy and Law, was selected as one of the winners of the 2021 American Journal of French Studies…Read now »
Student Receives Scholarship to Study Abroad in France
Published May 11, 2021 in College of Arts & Letters
Tricia Carreon, recipient of a scholarship from the Université de Tours in France to study abroad.
French major Tricia Carreon has received a scholarship from the Université de Tours in France to study abroad there during the Spring 2022 semester. She recently completed her first year of…Read now »
College Welcomes New Faculty and Staff Members
Published August 22, 2019 in College of Arts & Letters
Brown brick building with blue sky and clouds in the background and trees with changing fall leaves in front
This year, the College of Arts & Letters welcomes 28 new faculty and staff members. They include the following:  Sara Allison Sara Allison, Administrative Business…Read now »