Ph.D. Princeton University
Dual-national and bilingual French-American.
Professor & Teacher of French Language and Culture
– Communicative, experiential, visual, and kinetic approaches to pedagogy. Strengths in phonetics, role play and theater direction, visual arts, grammar, syntax, translation, literary and cultural analysis, stylistics.
Recently Taught Courses
– Intensive Beginning French Language and Culture, Intermediate French Composition and Grammar, Theater and Painting in the Age of the Sun King, Heroes and Lovers on the World Stage, Translation, French Theater Workshop, Introduction to the Language of Literature.
Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship for the Study of Ethics and Human Values: Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
Chateaubriand Fellowship for the Study of French Civilization: La Sorbonne, Paris, France.
Fulbright Full Research Fellowship in Political Philosophy: Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany.
Center for the Study of Religion Fellowship: Princeton University.
Teaching Exchange Fellowship for the Study of Art History: University of Paris, France.
Regents Fellowship for French Studies: University of California, Santa Barbara.
Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude: Middlebury College.
Governor’s School in Theatre Studies and Honors Thespian: State of North Carolina.
– Book: Esthétiques de Port-Royal (Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2015).
– Commissioned book chapter: “The Prehistory of the Sublime in Early Modern France,” in The Sublime: From Antiquity to the Present, T. Costelloe, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Recent Conference Participation
– Panel Chair, Resistance and Polemics out of Port-Royal, American Catholic History Association, New York, New York, January 2015.
– “Heroic Women and Still Life in Counter-Reformation Paris,” Feminist Art History Conference, Washington, D.C., October 2014.
– “Stunned Under the Sun: The Science of Awe and its Representation in Early Modernity,”
Société des études pluridisciplinaires du dix-septième siècle, London, Ontario, October 2014.
– “Passions of Statues: the Rhetoric of Heroic Gesture in Theatre and Painting,” Heroic Passions, Renaissance Society of America, March 2014.