Professor Corbin earned her Ph.D. in French from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her current work focuses on women journalists of Belle Époque and interwar France. Her book manuscript explores spectacle and style in the works of France’s first woman reporter, Séverine, and the idea that Séverine positively made use of the condition of her sex, that is, of women’s non-status, in order to investigate and report current events to readers of the daily press. She most recently published "Journalism and the Politics of Emotion: Sand and Séverine as Case Studies" in George Sand Studies. In addition to her research in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature and cultural studies, she specializes in foreign language pedagogy.