- PhD in French Literature: Purdue University
- MA in French Society, Civilization, Culture: Middlebury College
- BA in French: Anderson University
Before coming to the University of Lynchburg, I taught French language and literature at Purdue University. I have lived in France, where I completed archival research and taught English in primary schools, a high school, and an institute of technology. I was also previously a fellow of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah (Paris). My dissertation was titled “S’écrire soi-même dans Paris occupé: reprendre le contrôle et négocier son identité dans des journaux personnels” (“Writing the Self in Occupied Paris: Taking Back Control and Negotiating Identity in Diaries”). I am currently working on my first monograph on the same topic.
“The Diary as Witness to the Holocaust: Materiality, Immediacy, and Mediated Memory.” Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History. In press.
“A Diary Without the I: Embodiment and Self-Construction Through the Other in Felix Hartlaub’s World War II Paris Writings.” Textual Practice. In press.
Review of The Meursault Investigation, by Kamel Daoud. Shofar: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 34.3 (2016): 117-19.
Research and Teaching Interests
- Life writing genres (diary, autobiography, correspondence, autofiction)
- 20th Century French literature, especially of the German Occupation of Paris
- Holocaust Studies
- Digital Humanities
- Cognitive approaches to literature
- Memory Studies
- Contemporary Quebecois literature