Biography and Education
I come from Russia, but I’ve had a fascination for the French language and French/Francophone cultures ever since my first encounter with France as a teenager. I’m thrilled to be able to share my passion for French with the students at UM-Dearborn!
I received my Ph.D. in French/Francophone Studies from Indiana University. My research and teaching interests include travel literature of the interwar years, particularly in relation to travel, gender and colonialism, contemporary Francophone Caribbean and West African women writers, and foreign language pedagogy.
Teaching and Research
“La gloire des colonies? Denise Moran Savineau au Tchad.” (Under review)
“The Pervasiveness of Colonial Identity in Lucie Cousturier’s Travels to West Africa.” Studies in Travel Writing, vol. 22, no. 2, July 2018, pp. 162-179.
“Le cosmopolitisme à l’épreuve de la globalisation dans le Ventre de l’Atlantique de Fatou Diome”. Nouvelles Études Francophones 30.2 (2015): 159-170.
“Les postures des écrivaines ‘émergentes’ d’expression française : Shumona Sinha et Hemley Boum.” (Forthcoming)
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