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Christy Wampole
Associate Professor of French, Princeton University

Christy Wampole is an associate professor of French literature and thought at Princeton University in New Jersey. She is the author of Rootedness: The Ramifications of a Metaphor (2016). 

Written by Christy Wampole

Political Philosophy
Strange and intelligent

Estranged but not alienated, devout but not obedient, philosophical but not a systematiser, Simone Weil defies conventions

Christy Wampole