Cécile Alduy is Professor of French literature and culture at Stanford University and a research fellow at the CEVIPOF at Sciences Po, Paris. She is a specialist of political discourse analysis, especially far right discourse, as well as Renaissance literature and contemporary French cinema and literature. She is the author of Ce qu’ils disent vraiment. Les politiques pris aux mots (Seuil 2017) and Marine Le Pen Taken to Her Words: Deciphering the New National Front’s Discourse (Seuil, 2015). She is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, The Nation, The Atlantic, Politico, Al Jazeera America, The Boston Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Le Monde, L’Humanité, La Revue des Deux Mondes, Libération, Politico, L’Obs, among others.