Timothy Hampton works on Renaissance and early modern European culture, in both English and the Romance languages. His research and teaching involve the relationship between politics and culture, and focus on such issues as the ideology of literary genre, the literary construction of nationhood, and the rhetoric of historiography. His most recent book is Fictions of Embassy: Literature and Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe. (Ph.D., Princeton University).

In 2013, Professor Hampton received the Campus Distinguished Teaching Award, Berkeley’s highest honor for teaching excellence. Professor Hampton is currently the Chair for the Department of French.

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