Kristina Roney Visiting Assistant Professor of French

Kristina Roney

Tucker Hall, Room 303

Kristina Roney returned to her passion for French literature following a career in finance and accounting. In addition to her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in French literature, she holds a Master’s of Taxation and maintains active licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Kristina leverages her diverse academic background by studying literature from an historical-economic perspective. Her current monograph in-progress focuses on the 19th century and the Industrial Revolution, looking at the birth of modern finance through the literature of Honoré de Balzac.


Ph.D. University of Kansas

M.A. University of Kansas

MTAX Arizona State University

B.A. Lehigh University


Research Interests: French novel; French for business purposes; Industrial Revolution; Economic history and finance; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies


Courses recently taught include: 

Fren 331 - Advent of the Arriviste

Fren 295 - French for Business and Journalism

Fren 273 - Invitation au voyage

Fren 261 - Conversation et composition - Cours avancé

Fren 164 - Advanced Intermediate French

Fren 162 - Intermediate French II

Fren 161 - Intermediate French I