Ph.D. Columbia University
M.A. Middlebury College Language School
B.A. Connecticut College
Areas of Expertise
17th- and 18th-century French literature and drama
Selected Research and Publications
Gender and Religious Life in French Revolutionary Drama, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (formerly SVEC) (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, November 2018), ISBN 0435-2866.
"Beyond Terror and Pity? Coup de théâtre After Diderot," The Social Worth of Tears: Emotional Economy in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Lorenzo Rustighi and Julia A. Sienkewicz. Paris: Honoré Champion (forthcoming 2018).
"False Frocks: Charles IX and the Debate on Catholic Costume in French Revolutionary Theater" Research in Eighteenth-Century and Restoration Theater, vol. 29, issue 1 (Summer 2014): 97–116.
"'Faire Incendier le Spectacle'? Colonial Drama in Parisian Theater (1789-1794)," (in progress).
"Profane Recreations: Religious Masquerade on the French Street and Stage," (in progress).
Review of Lauren Clay, Stagestruck: The Business of Theatre in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies (Cornell University Press, 2013). Theatre Survey, vol. 56, issue 3 (Summer 2015): 431–433.
Awards and Honors
International Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Early Career Scholars Fellowship, Amsterdam, Holland, summer 2015
Participant, Mellon School for Theater and Performance Studies, Harvard University, summer 2014
Whiting Foundation Fellowship, Columbia University, 2007–2008
Pensionnaire étrangère / Research affiliate, École normale supérieure, Paris, 2005–2007
Grand Marnier Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Columbia University, 2006–2007
Otis Fellows Fellowship, Columbia University, 2005–2006
Chateaubriand Fellow, French Cultural Embassy of the U.S., for travel and sponsored study in France, 2005–2006
FREN 33: Intermediate French
FREN 113: Banned in France