Zeina Hakim earned her Ph.D. in French literature from Columbia University and a French doctorate from Université Paris-Sorbonne. She joined the Tufts faculty in 2008 and is currently an associate professor of French. Hakim’s field of expertise includes 17th-18th century French literature and early modern cultural history. Her book Fictions déjouées, Le récit en trompe-l'œl au XVIIIe siècle studies the relation between literature and the arts in the French Enlightenment. She grew up in Switzerland and lived in France for two years, as well as in the Middle East, before moving to the U.S. fourteen years ago.