Education

  • B.A. Davidson College
  • M.A. New York University
  • Ph.D. Indiana University Bloomington

Background

I'm a specialist in contemporary French and Francophone literature, with a particular focus on the fantastic genre and ecocriticism. In both my teaching and research, I aim to demonstrate the value of incorporating fiction and films into the discussion of important environmental and social issues.

My classes are designed in a way that connects the class material to the outside world. This means allowing students to develop communicative skills they can use in real-life settings, as well as focusing on important contemporary issues such as immigration, racism, and the environmental crisis. I also look to create alternative educational experiences for my students, including internships, virtual exchanges, and community engagement opportunities.

As a Davidson alum, I’m delighted to return to the place that inspired my passion for French & Francophone Studies. Before returning to Davidson, I taught culture and language courses at Loyola University New Orleans and Indiana University Bloomington.