B.A. in French Literature, B.A. in Social Thought and Political Economy, University of Massachusetts.
M.A. & Ph.D. French and Francophone Literature, Northwestern University
I teach all levels of French as well as French and Francophone literature and culture.
Recently taught courses:
• The Francophone Novel (French 285): “Sexuality and Power in Maghrebin Literature and Culture.”
• Advanced French Language and Composition (French 215)
• French Literary Studies (French 360): “Genre, Gender, and Romance in the Middle Ages.”
• Intermediate French (French 110/210)
• Introductory French (French 100/105)
My research focuses on the ethics, geopolitics, and biopolitics of Francophone literature in the 12th- and 13th-century literary worlds of Arthurian romance; constructions of race, gender, and sexuality in the Middle Ages; and medievalisms and orientalisms in Medieval Studies.
I have forthcoming articles on queerness in Le Roman de la rose (“Guillaume de Lorris’s Unmaking of the Self: The Dreamer’s Queer Failures”) and the ethics of Arthurian fantasy (“The Forest and the Heath: Defining the Human in Medieval Romance”). I have published reviews in Speculum and Modern Philology.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (French)