Romance Studies Alumni
Ph.D. in French (2016)
While at UNC, was advised by Professor Ellen Welch
MA, Romance Languages and Literatures, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
BA, French, Music, Centenary College of Louisiana, 2007
– “Blurring the Color Line: Racial and Sexual Thresholds in Sidonie de La Houssaye’s Les Quarteronnes de la Nouvelle Orléans”. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium. Richmond, Virginia, October 26, 2013.
– “Between Transience and Memory: Régine Robin’s experience of the non-lieu”. Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, March 27, 2010.
– “Unearthing the Past: Hypermodernity, Forgetfulness, and Inequality in the Works of Fatou Diome”. Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, March 28, 2009.
– Francophone literature of Louisiana, the Caribbean, and West Africa
– Literature and Globalization
– Women’s writing
– (Post)colonial studies
“Blurring the Color Line: Racial and Sexual Thresholds in Sidonie de La Houssaye’s Les Quarteronnes de la Nouvelle Orléans.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies. Accepted.
Introduction to Octavia: Femme créole de la Nouvelle-Orléans by Sidonie de La Houssaye, 1894. Abridged edition by Carrie A. Lombardino and D.A. Kress, Éditions Tintamarre, March 2014.
Edited Histoire des Comités de Vigilance aux Attakapas by Alexandre Barde (1861) for republication, Éditions Tintamarre, 2007.