Ph.D, French Studies, Vanderbilt University (degree anticipated in 2023)
M.A., French Studies, Boston College (2018)
B.A., French Studies, University of Rhode Island (2011)
Vanderbilt University, Teaching Assistant
Spring 2022: French 2203, “Intermediate French Language and Cultures”
Fall 2021: French 1103, “Accelerated Introduction to French in the World”
Summer 2020: OLLI0048, “Rethinking Pandemics: A Cultural History from Antiquity to Now” (course taught through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)
Fall 2019-Present: French 1101 and 1102, “Introduction to French in the World”
May 2019: Maymester Abroad, Classics 3720, “History and Art of Ancient Rome”
Boston College, Teaching Fellow
Fall 2016-Spring 2018: French 1009, 1010, Introductory-Level French Courses
“Cynocéphales: (Ab)Uses of a Medieval Trope in Several French Texts of the Modern Era.” The Year’s Work in Medievalism. (Revised and resubmitted for publication)
CONFERENCES AND OTHER ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS
“The Place of Parody within a Hermeneutics of Love: A Humorous Way of Bearing Witness and Manifesting ‘Withness’.” Southern Humanities Council Annual Conference. Memphis, TN. January 29, 2022.
“Mocking Metaphysics: Subverting Climates of Hierarchy and Prestige through French Scholastic Parody.” International Medieval Congress 2021 (Leeds). Virtual Conference. July 9, 2021.
“Sacred Speech and Filthy Lucre: Le Nouveau Pathelin and Shifting Emphases in Late Medieval Satire.” 56th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo). Virtual Conference. May 12, 2021.
“Teaching Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Using ArcGIS StoryMaps Technology.” Presentation given at the Vanderbilt Center for Second Language Studies. February 15, 2021.
“The Scandal of Fraudulent Physicians in Guiot de Provins’s “Les Médecins” and the Roman de Renart.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Annual Conference. Virtual Conference. November 13, 2020.
“Bridging the Gap: Linking Language Communities Using EdPuzzle and Padlet.” w/ Vanderbilt Center for Second Language Studies Staff and Grad Fellows. 2020 Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association (TFLTA) Annual Conference. Virtual Conference. November 6-7, 2020.
“Revisiting Foreign Language Curriculum Through the Implementation of the Slow Teaching and Multiliteracies Pedagogical Approaches.” w/ Dr. Elyse Petit and Anne-Sophie Dubosson. Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2020. Virtual Conference. October 24, 2020.
“Design a Digital Teaching Project and Contribute to an Online Database.” w/ CSLS Staff and Grad Fellows. Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2020. Virtual Conference. October 24, 2020.
“Languagepanda.org: A website for teaching, mentoring, and community building.” w/ CSLS Staff and Grad Fellows. 2019 Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association (TFLTA) Annual Conference. Franklin, TN. November 9, 2019.
“Using Authentic French Websites in Class.” Language Teaching Share Fair. CSLS at Vanderbilt University. November 1, 2019.
“Cynocéphales: (ab)uses of a medieval trope in French texts of the 19th and 20th centuries.” 34th International Conference on Medievalism. Georgia Tech. Atlanta, GA. September 21, 2019.
“L’Auberge rouge and Literary Secrets.” 2019 UPenn French and Italian Graduate Society (FIGS) Conference. Philadelphia, PA. March 30, 2019.
“L’Auberge rouge et la quête de la vérité.” 2017 Boston College Romance Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference. Boston, MA. March 16, 2017.
OTHER ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Vanderbilt University. Digital project with colleagues in data science using Natural Language Processing (NLP) training an AI transformer model to understand medieval varieties of French and to recognize humor/parody in a corpus of medieval French texts, January 2022-Present.
Newberry Library. Short-Term Fellow, May 2022.
Newberry Library. Participant, 2021 Mellon Institute in French Paleography, July 2021.
Vanderbilt University. HASTAC Digital Humanities Scholar (in connection with CSLS). Digital project developing a cross-cultural database of parody and satire, 2020-2021.
Vanderbilt University, Department of Jewish Studies. Translation and transcription of interviews with Holocaust survivors. Hired by Dr. Ari Joskowicz, Spring 2020.
Vanderbilt University, Center for Second Languages Studies (CSLS). Grad Fellow. Developed three pedagogical activities for online Language Panda database: “Teaching Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Using ArcGIS StoryMaps Technology”, “Using Hypothesis to Teach about Employment and Work in the Francophone World”, “Using Jamboard to Look At Puns and Wordplay in the Target Language”, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Academic Years.
Newberry Library. Participant, “Dante: Between Philosophy and Philology.” Graduate Student Workshop, September 2018.
Boston College, Romance eReview. Participating Student Editor, Journal for the Romance Languages and Literatures Department at Boston College, Fall 2017.
Boston College, Department of Romance Languages and Literature Graduate Student Association. Treasurer, 2017-2018.
Boston College, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures Annual Graduate Student Conference. Participating Conference Organizer, Spring 2017 and Spring 2018; Moderator, Spring 2018.
Boston College, Lynch School of Education. Translation of Sur le volume et la forme du cerveau suivant les individus et suivant les races (1861) by Paul Broca. Hired by Dr. Michael Russell as part of research into racial bias in the sciences, Spring 2017.
ACADEMIC AWARDS, HONORS, AND GRANTS
Vanderbilt University, Department of French and Italian. Claude and Vincenette Pichois Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, Spring 2022.
Vanderbilt University, Department of French and Italian. Pichois Research Award, Fall 2021.
Vanderbilt University, Department of French and Italian. Claude and Vincenette Pichois Award for Outstanding Service by a Graduate Student, Spring 2021.
Vanderbilt University, Graduate School. Summer Language Training Grant, Summer 2020.
Vanderbilt University, Department of French and Italian. Claude and Vicenette Pichois Award for Outstanding Service by a Graduate Student, Spring 2020.
Newberry Library. Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grant, Fall 2018.
Vanderbilt University. University Graduate Fellowship, 2018-Present.
Boston College. Teaching Fellowship, 2016-2018.
Société d’Honneur Française. Pi Delta Phi Membership, 2010-Present.
OTHER PROJECTS AND CONTENT
Medieval Grad Podcast (through Medievalists.net). “Laughter, Satire and Medieval Parody.” Interviewee for podcast posted on September 20, 2021 at directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/medievalgradpodcast.