Assoc Prof Siofra Pierse

Dr Síofra Pierse is Associate Professor in French and Francophone Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at UCD Dublin (c/o A310 Newman Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland).
She may be contacted at her UCD email address (siofra.pierse

She specialises in 18th-century French literature and history of ideas, particularly Voltaire’s historiography.

During her doctoral studies, she taught early modern French tutorials at a variety of Oxford colleges (1995-7). She  held teaching posts as Lectrice d’Anglais and subsequently as Maitre de Langues at the ENS – Ecole normale superieure, rue d’Ulm, Paris (1997-99). She was also Chargée des cours d’anglais at the École des Chartes 97-99, before coming to lecture at UCD in September 1999.
She studied at University College Cork (BA) and Trinity College, Oxford (Masters & Doctorate):
-1999 D.Phil. (Oxon): ‘Voltaire and Clio: From History to Story’
-1995 M.St. (Oxon): ‘Voltaire and the Writing of History’
-1994 BA (UCC) Joint Hons: French & Italian