The Graduate Group in French and Francophone Studies would like to congratulate Adam Cutchin and Arabella Hobbs on successfully passing their dissertation defenses! Adam defended his dissertation "The Mystères of Paris and Montreal: Crime, National Identity, and the City in Nineteenth-Century Urban Mysteries and the Popular Press," on Thursday, August 25, 2016, and Arabella defended her dissertation "Calvary or Catastrophe? French Catholicism's First World War," on Monday, August 29, 2016. Well done to the both of them!