Darcie Blainey received her BA and MA from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She is an Interdisciplinary PhD student in her final year at Tulane University under the supervision of Thomas Klingler. Her research interests include French phonetics and phonology, variation, language death and Louisiana Regional French syllable structure.
Alison Chanslor received her BA in English literature and French from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 2011, she earned her Masters in French from Tulane, writing her thesis on the postage stamps commemorating the 1931 Colonial Exposition in Paris. She continues to work on her doctorate focusing on 20th century literature and the visual images of advertising, cinema and the plastic arts.
Casey Czajka received her BA from the College of William and Mary where she double-majored in French and Government. As a graduate student at Tulane, her research focuses on the politics of death and mourning in France and the francophone world.
Annie Doucet received her BA in French from Southeastern Louisiana University with a minor in biology. Her research interests currently include art history of the Belle Époque and the role of religion in French history and literature.
Stephanie Dultz received her BA in French and Sociology/Anthropology from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. She spent the 2010-2011 school year as an English language teaching assistant in Mirecourt, France. Her research interests currently include contemporary French literature, Franco-Jewish identity, and gastronomy.
Heather Frost received her BA in Anthropology and French from the University of Notre Dame. Her current research interest is the nineteenth century and concepts of the environment in view of expanding geological knowledge, growing industry, and historical social upheavals of the era.
Aliyah Johnson received her BA in French and International Studies from Wilson College. Her research interests include identity and sexuality in the work of francophone women authors, especially from the Caribbean.
Andrea Lloyd will receive her BA from Tulane in French, International Development, and Italian. Her research interests include issues of discrimination regarding immigrant communities in Italy and France.
Meagen Moreland received her BA in French Language and Literature from The George Washington University and her MA in French and Francophone Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she completed her master’s thesis: “Madame ma chère fille: The Performance of Motherhood in the Correspondence of Madame de Sévigné, Marie-Thérèse of Austria, and Joséphine Bonaparte to their Daughters”. As a PhD candidate at Tulane, she is focused on issues of national identity and immigration in contemporary France and North Africa, as well as feminine autobiographical writing and the maternal voice.
Nathan Rabalais Born in Eunice, Louisiana, Nathan Rabalais received his B.A. in music from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2007 and pursued graduate studies in musicology at the University of Strasbourg. He obtained an M.A. in French at UL Lafayette, specializing in Louisiana language and culture and North American Francophone literature. Currently, his main research interests include Louisiana French dialects, oral tradition and music of South Louisiana. More recent research topics and projects include popular and community theatre among Francophone minorities, adult literacy for native Cajun French speakers and dialect pedagogy.
Travis Norman received his BA in Political Science and French from Tulane University. His research interests include post-colonial Francophone studies, sexuality and gender studies, and linguistics.
Marshall L. Smith graduated in May 2012 with a MA in French from the University of Arizona-Tucson with a specialization in Francophone Studies and Applied Linguistics. He has also studied and worked as a lecteur d’anglais at the Institut d’Anglais, Charles V-Paris 7 Denis Diderot. In 2008-09, he was the recipient of the Senator John Breaux Fellowship to study French as a Second Language at the Université de Mons-Hainaut in Mons, Belgium offered by La Communauté Wallonie-Bruxelles and CODOFIL. His research interests concern representations of “otherness” in French and Francophone literature and “metaphorical cannibalism” vis-à-vis the French institutions of slavery and colonialism in terms of the objectification and consumption of black, brown, and yellow bodies in the works of André Gide, Marguerite Duras, and Charles Baudelaire among others.
Elsa Stéphan was educated in France. She studied literature in classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles before entering La Sorbonne school of communications (CELSA), where she majored in media studies. She served as a teaching assistant at Bard College, New York, for a year and then received a M.A in political science from l’institut d’études Politiques (“Sciences Po”), in Strasbourg, France. As a graduate student at Tulane, her current research interests focus on contemporary French literature, and more precisely on slam poetry.
Mathilde Thomas I am French and I am an exchange student at Tulane University. I have received my Bachelor's Degree in 2011 from Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée and my major was English. I have been an exchange student before. I went to Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA, during the academic year 2010-2012.
I am now back in Louisiana and I am working on my second year of my Master's Degree and I am majoring in Linguistics and French as a second Language. I have loved learning English at school, so now, it is my turn to teach my native language : FRENCH!
Carole Trévise Received her BA from the University of Reims and the University of Bretagne Occidentale. She obtained the examination for teaching French language and literature (CAPES) in France, and she then taught during 7 years: 4 in France and 3 in New Orleans. She obtained at the same time her Master in Romance Literature at UNO, and she is also currenty finishing a second Master at University of La Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Didactic of French as a second language. She is also a teacher from the CNED in charge of the training of American teachers who want to specialize in teaching French as a foreign language. As a PhD student, her research interests focus on XIXth century French literature and especially the notions of religion, morale and sacred in conflicts with sciences in Balzac, D'Aurevilly and Zola's novels. She is also interested in Faulkner and is working to integrate this author to her researches.
Vendula Vlasakova obtained her secondary high school degree in Nimes France. Afterwards, she finished her undergraduate studies in the University of CharlesIV in Prague where she graduated in French and Italian. At UNO, she obtained an M.A. in romance languages. Right now, she is working on a Ph.D. in French. Her area of concentration is French political thought in the 20th century.
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