Ph. D., 20th Century French Literature, University of Pennsylvania
C.A.P.E.S. , Anglais, Ministère de l'Education nationale
M.A., Elizabethan and Jacobean Comedy, Université de Lille III Charles de Gaulle
French and Francophone 20th and 21st century literature, culture
Representations of the Occupation (WWII)
Minorities in France
My teaching and research center round societal, feminist and human rights issues in France and the Francophone world but also in Arab countries and Iran. I explore these through history, current events and through literature and film. War is also on my research agenda. I have published on 20th and 21st century French writers, WWII, the Algerian War, the French suburbs, the Iraq war, 9/11, and co-edited Signs of War, From Patrotism to Dissent. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.