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Ph.D. Student in French

Advised by Professor Ellen Welch | Dey 217

At UNC Since 2015


M.A., in French, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2015
B.A., American Studies and French, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO, 2012


Ms. Moehlenpah is a fifth-year, dissertating doctoral candidate under the joint supervision of Dr. Ellen Welch (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) and Dr. Edward Nye (Lincoln College-University of Oxford). Her research centres on the socio-historical significance of the English country dance in eighteenth-century France and the role of dance within Enlightenment models of sociability. She is also a member of the Royster Society of Fellows and holds the five-year Joseph E. Pogue fellowship. Other awards received to support her research include the Jacques Hardré Summer Fellowship Award, the Vanessa Miller Gelbaugh Summer Research Fellowship, and the McCulloch Dissertation Research Travel Fellowship. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences including the Oxford Annual Dance Symposium, the Colloque International “Discours sur la danse” hosted by the Observatoire de la vie littéraire at the Université Paris-Sorbonne, the Colloque International des Etudes Françaises et Francophones des 20ème et 21ème siècles, and the Society for French Historical Studies Annual Conference.


*Collaborative translations and publications*

  • Evans, Ruth, translator. “Sexuality and Illness in the High Middle Ages.” By Danielle Jacquart, to be submitted.
  • Smart, Annie. “Water Worlds: An Ecocritical Approach to ‘La Reine Coax.’” Water Imagery in
  • George Sand’s Work, edited by Françoise Ghillebaert, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2018, forthcoming

Courses Taught

At the University of North Carolina:

  • FREN 260-La littérature dans le monde francophone
  • FREN 204-Intermediate French II in Context
  • FREN 203-Intermediate French I

At Saint Louis University:

  • FREN 1010-Communicating in French I
  • FREN 1020-Communicating in French II