I came to Haverford College in 2016 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 my 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 indeed grounded in 20th-21st Century French and Francophone Studies, cultural and visual studies, cultural memory studies, postcolonial studies, and women’s studies.
My monograph The Resistance Revisited in Cinema, Literature, bande dessinée and Television (1942-2012) examined 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 studies 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 undergraduate and graduate study abroad programs in Quebec, Tours, Avignon, Paris and West Africa. I am currently director of the Institut d’Avignon (six-week summer undergraduate and graduate program in French and Francophone studies) under the auspices of Bryn Mawr College.
Ph.D. in French, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. in French, Ohio University
M.A. in North-American studies, Université de Paris III-Sorbonne nouvelle
B.A. in English, Université de Paris III-Sorbonne nouvelle