Karl Britto

Associate Professor of French & Comparative Literature and Associate Dean, Arts & Humanities
Office Hours: 
Spring 2023: January 18, 12-2; otherwise, Wednesday 2-4 (please see below for more information)

Research Areas

Karl Britto's teaching and research interests include francophone and anglophone colonial and postcolonial literatures of Vietnam, Africa and the Caribbean.


Karl Britto is jointly appointed in the Departments of French and Comparative Literature. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Berkeley campus's highest honor for teaching, and is currently serving as Associate Dean of Arts & Humanities. (Ph.D., Yale University)

Office Hours Spring 2023 office hours will be held Wednesdays 2-4. Please sign up for a block of time here.  You can always attend office hours via Zoom (you'll find the link on the sign-up sheet), but I may also be available for in-person meetings on certain Wednesdays. The sign-up sheet will be updated weekly with information about the following Wednesday. If you would like to meet but are unable to attend office hours at the scheduled time, or if you are unable to access the sign-up sheet because you do not have a berkeley.edu address, please email me.