Ph.D. Student in French
Advised by Professor Emeritus Dominique Fisher
At UNC Since 2012
MA in French and Francophone Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012.
BA in Communication Studies and French at UNC-Greensboro, 2007.
Monica is interested in the intersection of History and literature, as well as literature as a means of resistance. She recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies and hopes to bring this interdisciplinary approach to her dissertation which, under the direction of Dr. Dominique Fisher, seeks to establish a corpus of literary texts that represent the events of mai ’68 in France. Aided by the forms of political engagement outlined by Michel de Certeau and Jacques Rancière, her project will examine the portrayal of space, language, and time in the novels, analyzing how each can be used both by the internal characters and the authors themselves as a way of occupying the public discourse and disrupting the dominant power structures in play around them. She will study these novels in dialogue with the more popularly studied cultural productions of this time, such as film and posters.
Monica previously served as the Graduate Assistant to UNC’s Summer in Paris Program and hopes to continue working with students and advocating for study abroad in her future career. She will participate in UNC’s teaching exchange with the University of Montpellier during the 2016-17 academic year.