• I recently submitted a piece for publication: The Virtuous "Passion": The Politics of Pity in Staël's De l'influence des passions about emotions as both a cause and a proposed solution to the social upheaval of the French Revolution. I'm working on a book project about the efforts of French writers, both marginal and established, to win a new social recognition at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

    • Ph.D. in French Literature, The Johns Hopkins University 
    • M.A. in French Literature, The Johns Hopkins University  
    • French Language, Literature, and Culture 
    • Literature of the French Revolutionary Period 
    • The Family in Eighteenth-Century French Literature 
    • The Enlightenment: Perspectives and Debates 
    • The Eighteenth-Century French Novel
    • Fall 2012, Interim Director of International Programs
    • 2008–2011 Vice-Chair, Faculty Senate
    • Since 1999 coordinator for European Studies in the International Studies Program
    • Co-founder of Trinity University's Languages Across the Curriculum program