Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D French Studies, Vanderbilt University (Anticipated 2019)

M.A. French Studies, Vanderbilt University (2017)

M.A. Modern French Studies, University of Maryland, College Park (2016)

B.A. French Language and Literature, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Maryland, College Park (2013)

B.A. English Language and Literature, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Departmental Honors, University of Maryland, College Park (2013)

Upper Division Certificate Latin American Studies, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Maryland, College Park (2013)

Academic Positions

(2018-2019) HASTAC Fellow, Vanderbilt Digital Cultural Heritage

(2016 – Present) French Instructor, Department of French and Italian, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

(Fall 2017) Haitian Creole Teaching Assistant, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

(2015 – 2016 )French Cluster Mentor, Language House Immersion Program, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

(2013 – 2014 & 2015 – 2016) French Instructor, Department of French and Italian, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

(2014 – 2015) Lecteur d’anglais, L’École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

Languages: English (Native Speaker), French (Near Native), Haitian Creole (B2), Spanish (B1)


French and Francophone Studies Seminar, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN –– Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities. (October 2018): Presenter: “’Proof(s) of Memory’: Massillon Coicou, Marie Chauvet, and Transgressive Mourning Under Totalitarianism”

Enduring Questions, New Methods: Haitian Studies in the 21st Century, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA –– Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies. (April 2018): Speaker: “Haiti and the Digital Humanities” (honorarium)

Campus Panel on Temporary Protected Status: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN –– Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. (February 2018): “Ki kote n ale? [Where Do We Go From Here?]: Haitian Immigration and the End of TPS” (Invited Talk)

International Creole Day: Duke University, Durham, NC –– Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (October 2017): “Yon Ti Koze ak Ti Difé Boulé sou Istwa Ayiti (A Conversation with Burning Issues in Haitian History)” (in Haitian Creole) (expenses paid, delivered in absentia)

Caribbean Scholarship in the Digital Age. The Digital Library of the Caribbean, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL –– (April 2017): “A Colony in Crisis,” with Abby R. Broughton (Invited Webinar)

University of Maryland Language House Orientation, University of Maryland, College Park, MD –– Language House Immersion Program (August 2015): “LGBT Inclusion in Immersion/Foreign Language Contexts”

“Teaching in the 21st Century: Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Learning Spaces”: School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Spring TA Orientation, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (January 2014): “New Ways of Unpacking the ‘Invisible Knapsack’: Intersectional Approaches to White Privilege” (invited speaker) 


American Historical Association, Chicago, IL (January 2019): Chair/Discussant, “Academic Blogging Roundtable: Networks, Perspectives, and Trajectories”

Haitian Studies Association, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 2018): “Haitian Digital Humanities I & II” roundtable convener & presenter “New Perspectives on Louis Joseph Janvier”

Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (October 2018): “Decolonizing Colonial Documents: Translating A Colony in Crisis into Kreyòl”

Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface (Graduate Colloquium), CUNY Graduate Center (March 2018): “Monumental Toussaint: Lieux d’Oubli and the Commemoration of Abolition in France”

Modern Language Association, New York, NY (January 2018): An Explosion in the Archives: Reframing French Archives through Caribbean Digital Praxis

Digital Frontiers, University of North Texas, Denton, TX (September 2017): “A Colony in Crisis in Haitian Creole: Digital Scholarship and Activism through Translation”

Society of French Historical Studies, Washington, DC (April 2017): “French and Francophone Digital Humanities” Roundtable participant

African American Intellectual Historical Society, 2nd Annual Meeting, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (March 2017): “Performing History in Vendenesse Ducasse’s Theater of the Haitian Revolution”

Caribbean Digital, Maison Française, Columbia University, New York, NY (December 2016): (De)constructing Boundaries through Digital Humanities: Collaborative Pedagogy and A Colony in Crisis” with Kelsey Corlett-Rivera and Abby R. Broughton

The Caribbean Studies Association, Marriott Hotel, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 2016): “Traduire l’archive : A Colony in Crisis et l’accès à l’histoire haïtienne”

Impunity, Responsibility, and Citizenship – Haiti, The Henri Peyre French Institute, CUNY, NY (March 2016): “Acting Political/Political Action: Antoine Innocent, Fin-de-Siècle Haitian Theater, and Nord Alexis”

The Haitian Studies Association, L’Université de Montréal, Québec, CA (October 2015): “Conveying Devastation: Epistolary Narration and Montage in Raoul Peck’s Assistance mortelle

Centre for the International Study of Slavery (University of Central Lancashire, UK) After Revolutions: Versions and Revisions of Haiti (July 2015): “Reprising Jean-Jacques Dessalines: Massillon Coicou’s Prophetic Vision of the Past in L’Empereur Dessalines : Drame en deux actes, en vers

World Languages Graduate Student Colloquium, Portland State University, Portland, OR (May 2014): “Antillean Confinement and French Imprisonment in Myriam Warner-Vieyra’s Le quimboiseur l’avait dit…

Northeastern Modern Language Association, Harrisburg, PA (April 2014): “Stripped to the Waist: The Duvalier Regime and Opacité in Cantet’s Vers le sud

Latin American Studies Center VII Graduate Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (November 2013): “Sounding 1937: Technology, Dyaspora, and Historicism in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones”

Rutgers University Center for African Studies Conference (March 2013): “Voix antillaises féminines: patriarcat et patrie pendant les deux Guerres Mondiales”

Professional organizations:

African American Intellectual Historical Society (AAIHS), Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), Haitian Studies Association (HSA)

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