BA, University of Minnesota
MA, University of Paris-Diderot
Ph.D., New York University
Professor Benson is the French language coordinator for the Foreign Language division of the Fine Arts, Foreign language and International Cultural Studies Department.
He obtained his Ph.D. in French and Comparative Literature at New York University. His scholarly interests include French and European literature and culture, critical social theory, global history and historiography, and the politics of aesthetics. He has written articles and reviews of literary criticism, theory, and history for La Revue Critique de Fixxion Française Contemporaine, Fabula.org, Left Review, and Espace Maurice Blanchot.
He is currently a moderator for the International Cultural Club at St. Francis College.