Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (French)
Professor Iverson's research focuses on Voltaire and on patterns of literary life in eighteenth-century France. He has published articles on Voltaire, Du Châtelet, and the origins of literary commemoration in France, as well as editions of Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary and Treatise on Tolerance for the Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading. Professor Iverson majored in French and German at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota before completing doctoral studies in French literature at the University of Chicago. He taught at the University of Missouri-Columbia for six years prior to arriving at Whitman College in 2004. In addition to his French duties, he is an active member of the Canadian Studies Group.