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Bio

As an Associate Professor,

I teach Literature and Performances as well as Culture and Translation classes in French and in English.

I also teach mask acting and mask making, commedia dell’arte and cabaret performances.

As a Performer and Stage Director, I specialize in non-traditional acting and interpretative dancing forms, focusing on the mask.

In 2020, I became the artistic director of SapassousakasS Theater Company. The company tours and directs workshops in Europe, Canada and the USA

Education

Degrees earned at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland - Department of French and Italian

2010       Ph.D in French and Performance Studies "Theatricality: analysis of a critical notion across three 

                 media: the libertine novel, orientalist painting and cinema (18th, 19th and 20th centuries)."  [La

                 Théâtralité: analyse d'une notion critique à  travers trois médiums: le roman libertin, la peinture

                 orientaliste et le cinéma (XVIIIe-XXe siècles)]

2005       M.A in French Literature and Performance Studies

 

Degrees earned at the Université Marc Bloch/Strasbourg II (France)

2004       M.A in French Literature and Drama Studies [Maîtrise en

                 Lettres Modernes]

2003       B.A in French Literature [Licence-ès-Lettres Modernes]

2003       B.A in Drama Studies [Licence en Études Théâtrales]

 

Degrees earned at the Université de Metz (France)

2002       Associate’s Degree in French Literature [DEUG de Lettres

                 Modernes]

2002       Associate’s Degree in History [DEUG d’Histoire]

                 Preparatory Class for Ecole Normale Supérieure  [Études 

                 Supérieures en Classe Préparatoire, Lycée Georges de la  

                 Tour, Metz, France]  

2001       Camp Counselor Certification [Brevet d’Aptitude à la 

                 Fonction d’Animateur (B.A.F.A)]

2000       Baccalauréat, High School Diploma with a concentration in literature and drama  [Baccalauréat, série

                 Littéraire,  option lourde et facultative théâtre, Lycée Chopin, Nancy, France. Mention A.B]

Employment

2020-      International University Theatre Association (IUTA). 

                 Editor.

2019-21   American Association of University Professors (AAUP), JMU chapter.

                 President.

2016-      James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA). Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures

                 and Cultures.

                 Associate Professor. Director of the study abroad program in Nice, France.

2013-15  University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA). Department of French.

                Lecturer. Summer Study Abroad Program in Lyon,  France.

2006-15  Georgetown University (Washington, DC). French department.

                Summer Study Abroad Program in Tours, France.  Director’s assistant.

2012       Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA). Department of Modern Languages.

                Visiting Assistant Professor of French.

2012       Institut de Touraine (Tours, France).

                Lecturer.

2012       Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria, VA),  World Languages Program.

                Adjunct Professor of French.

2012       University of Maryland (College Park, MD). School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.                              Adjunct Professor of French.

2011       Trinity Washington University (Washington, DC). Language and Cultural Studies.

                Adjunct Professor of French.

2011       McGraw-Hill. Research Assistant for the French Textbook Deux Mondes: A Natural Approach                            (McGraw-Hill, 2011)

2011       Catholic University of America (Washington, DC). Department of Modern Languages and

                Literatures.

                Adjunct Professor of  French.

2011       George Mason University (Fairfax, VA). Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

                 Adjunct Professor of French.

2005-10  University of Maryland (College Park, MD). School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.                             Teaching Assistant and  Research Fellow.

2003-04 Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT). Summer French  School.  

                Teaching Assistant.

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