Visiting Assistant Professor of French
B.A. Droit (Law), Université de Rennes I, Rennes, France, 1996.
Diplôme d'Études Approfondies / M2 en Science Politique, Université de Rennes I, Rennes, France. 1999.
PhD French literature, The Ohio State University, August 2006
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest
History of French Colonialism, Travel literature (especially early modern and nineteenth century), Renaissance cartography, History of Slavery, History of racial constructions, Franco-African relations (pre-colonial, colonial and postcolonial period), Language Instruction
"Conquering Africa from the air: Cinq semaines en ballon, or When Modern marvels meet the Marvel of the East." Article under review:Verniana
" 'Tombouctou' de maupassant (1883) ou la revanche cannibale." Article in Progress. Expected submission Thanksgiving 2013.
"Vallard atlas or Gandille atlas, a reexamination (1547)? " Article in Progress. Expected Submission December 2013
Holz, Grégoire. A l'ombre de l'auteur : Pierre Bergeron et l'écriture du voyage au soir de la Renaissance. Renaissance Quarterly (65.1) Spring 2012. 253-55. Book review
Mudimbe-Boyi, Elisabeth. Empire Lost: France and Its Other Worlds.Research in African Literatures (42.1) Spring 2011. 176-77. Book review
Contributed scholarly papers and talks
"Tombouctou" de Maupassant (1883) et la revanche cannibale. Thresholds and Horizons. 39th annual Nineteenth-Century Studies Colloquium. Richmond, VA, October 26, 2013.
Conquering Africa from the air: "Five weeks in a balloon", or When Modern marvels meet the "Marvel of the East". Loco/Motion. 34th annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association. Fresno, CA, March 8, 2013.
Of Spiritual and earthly Riches: The Vallard atlas and the Three Indies. The 23rd Barnard Medieval and Renaissance conference, NY, December 1, 2012
The Dieppe maps of the 1540s-50s and the Three Indies. The 65th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky. April 20, 2012.
Promoting Colonialism through Maps in Mid‐Sixteenth Century France. French Colonial Historical Society. 37th Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON. June 2, 2011.