Cristino Pacquing

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Cristino Pacquing’s research centers on the politics and poetics of the body’s encounter with medicine in the literature of early modern France. His work combines literary and cultural studies, the history of science and medicine, gender and sexuality studies, and book history. He received an M.A. in Modern Letters from Lyon 2 Université Lumière, where his research examined the construction and criticism of medical knowledge and authority in both literary and medical texts. His ongoing research aims to investigate the possibilities and limitations in the ways gender, sexuality, and desire are articulated alongside science in the medical discourse of early modern France.

Prior to Yale, he worked as an English lecturer at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and taught English as a New Language at high schools in New York City. He holds an M.S.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from The City College of New York, and a B.A. in French from New York University. His approach to teaching as well as to research are fundamentally informed by a commitment to inclusive pedagogy and the emancipatory possibilities of education.