PhD Cornell University, 2012
MA Cornell University, 2008
MA Université Savoie-Mont Blanc, 2004
Nineteenth and twentieth-century French literature; Postcolonial studies; Polynesian studies; Visual culture
My work is concerned with the ways in which literature and art have been used as tools to shape racial, social, and sexual minorities in the French Colonial Empire. It has appeared in Labyrinthe, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Romance Notes, Women in French Studies, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, and MLN.* My current book-length project is tentatively entitled Postcarding the Other: Polynesia and the Nineteenth-Century French Imagination.
* If you are interested in a copy of any of my papers but do not have institutional access to them, please feel free to email me for a copy.
At Gettysburg College, I teach intermediate and upper-level French language courses, as well as topic courses focusing on nineteenth-century culture, society, and literature. I also occasionally teach in the First-Year Seminar Program. My course, "You’re Not Yelping: From the Critique of Judgment to Consumer Rating Culture" (FYS 189-4), has been hailed as "a class that will change the way you think."
In spring 2021, I am teaching Intermediate French II (FREN 202), Practice in Communication (FREN 300), and a section of French Revolutions: Political, Social, and Cultural Upheaval since 1789 (FREN 310), a course created by my colleague Jack Murphy.