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I was raised in Cambridge, UK, and completed my undergraduate degree in Modern History and French Literature at the University of Oxford in 2008. I then moved to New York (finally living in a big city!) to start my PhD in French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. During years as a PhD candidate, I taught in the Core Curriculum at Columbia, a one-year intensive core curriculum course for first-year students in Columbia College covering major literary works in the Western canon from Homer to Toni Morrison. I was also a Visiting Assistant Professor at MIT for one year, teaching courses in French Cultural Studies and History. I was awarded my PhD in 2017, which looked at the afterlife of the French Empire in Lebanon. I moved to Stanford University for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, where I taught classes on the French Empire, Islam and the Global Revolutions of 1968. I am now a British Academy Fellow in the UK, working on my second book on international students in France after 1945.
I am a Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies at university level in the UK. have taught French Language, Literature, History and Comparative Literature at Columbia, MIT, and Stanford. I have also mentored and tutored over 15 students in French language/literature for exams, or for life skills.
As a founding faculty member for the non-profit Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, colleagues and I sought to make college-level humanistic study available to the wider community. I considered it my job to help develop a trusting, close-knit intellectual community among colleagues some of whom had never been in a classroom before. Conceiving and teaching a class for high school seniors at Barnard College on Counterculture in World Literature and Film, I sought to create an environment in which students can think and take risks with one another.
French History and Language
PhD French and Comparative Literature (Columbia University)
BA History and French (Oxford University)