Keenan Burton

Graduate Student, French

Keenan is a second-year PhD student in French at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2016, he earned his BA in French at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, where he completed a senior honors thesis on the development of jazz in France and the writings of jazz musicians during the interwar period. Keenan’s areas of interest include interdisciplinary studies of French opera of the 19th and 20th centuries and the transmission of jazz to France in the early 20th century. Keenan is the current peer mentor of the French section of the Romance Languages and Literatures Department. 

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