Doyle Calhoun graduated summa cum laude from Boston College’s Honors Program in 2016, with a B.A. in Linguistics and French.
Prior to Yale, he spent a year at KU Leuven in Belgium, in the frame of a Fulbright Research Grant, where he completed an original research project analyzing records of Niger-Congo languages that were compiled by French and Belgian missionaries during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, in addition to earning a M.A. en langue et littérature françaises.
His research interests include intersections between literature and linguistics, critical theory, intellectual history, missionary and colonial linguistics, and the history of linguistic thought in France.