Curriculum Vitae



MA Student in French Literature

Vanderbilt University                                                                                                in progress

B.A. in French

Samford University                                                                                                    May 2014

B.A. in International Relations

Samford University                                                                                                  May 2014

Academic Employment

Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

Graduate Student Teaching Assistant                                                             2015-present

Teaching Assistant for Maymester in London for Dr. Klint Alexander’s PSCI 223 (May 2015)

Teaching Assistant for Dr. Holly Tucker for Vanderbilt-in-France program (Summer 2015)

Teaching Assistant for Dr. Virginia Scott (Spring 2015)

Samford University Birmingham, AL

French Tutor Academic Success Center                                                               2013-2014

Research Assistant for Dr. Serena Simoni                                                           2013-2014

Language Lab Assistant                                                                                       2012-2013


Conference papers and panels

“(Dés)habillé and (Un)masked: Nudity and the Carnivalesque in Zola’s Nana” South Central Modern Language Association. Nashville, TN. November 1, 2015.


“Mapping the Princesse de Clèves: DH in the undergraduate classroom” Co-presenter with Virginia Scott and Todd Hughes. Center for Second Language Studies at Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN. March 13, 2015.


“Feminized Security Threats: Transnational Organized Crime and its Violent Women” Presented in absentia by co-author Serena Simoni. ISA Annual Convention. New Orleans, LA. February 21, 2015.


“A New Security Threat: Violent Women in Transnational Organized Crime” With Serena Simoni. ISAC-ISSS. Austin, TX. November 14-16, 2014.


“Symbolic Complexities of France’s National Identity: French-German Relations in Irène Némirovsky’s ‘Dolce’ and in Images of the Tondues” Midwest Modern Language Association. Milwaukee, WI. November, 2013.


Grants, Fellowships and Awards

Pichois Research Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Summer 2015

University Graduate Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, 2014-2019

Senior Book Award, National Alpha Lambda Delta, 2014

French Award for Excellence, Samford University, 2014

Wheeler Hawley Award for maintaining 4.0 GPA, Samford University, 2010-2014

Carol Mills Scholarship, College Language Association for Study Abroad in Grenoble, France, 2013

Thomas Hines Scholarship, Samford University, 2013



Vanderbilt University

Graduate Student Affiliate to                                                                                                      2015-2016

Center for Second Language Studies

Department Representative for French                                                                      2014-2015

to Graduate School Council


Professional Affiliations

South Central Modern Language Association

Midwest Modern Language Association

International Studies Association

Pi Delta Phi






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