Inge Wimmers joined Brown's Department of French Studies in the fall of 1973, after having taught at Williams College for three years. She spent a year at the University of Konstanz on a postdoctoral Humboldt Research Fellowship (1979-80). She chaired the Department of French Studies from 1994-1997. Since the mid-nineties, she has been an active member of the Proust team at the Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes at the CNRS in Paris, France. Since 2006, she is Professor of French Studies (research), focusing her work on Proust and the role of emotions in literary and other art forms, including autobiographical fiction. Named Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques in May, 2006.