I came to Haverford College in 2017 from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Prior to West Point, I taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Ohio University, and Université de Paris III-Sorbonne nouvelle. I earned his Ph.D. in French from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a M.A. in French from Ohio University, and a M.A. in American Studies from the Université de Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle.
My research and teaching interests are: cultural memory, French and Francophone 20th and 21st-century studies, and visual studies. In my forthcoming monograph The Resistance Revisited. A Cultural Journey (due for publication early 2019), I study the relationship between collective memory and popular culture through the fictional representations of the French Resistance in films, bandes dessinées, novels, poetry and television from World War II to the present day. My current book project examines French and Francophone cultural responses to terrorism from the 1940s to the present day.
In addition to my teaching and research, study abroad has been an important part of my career: I have created, directed and participated in study undergraduate and graduate programs in Quebec, Tours, Avignon, Paris and West Africa. In the summer of 2019, I will be acting as new director of the Institut d’Avignon (six-week summer program) under the auspices of Bryn Mawr College.