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Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD PhD. Aug. 2015. Dissertation: “Representations of le travail under the July Monarchy (1830-1848)”   Tulane University, New Orleans, LA M.A. 2009 French Literature and Language B.A. 2004 Political philosophy, major

Other Publications

Forthcoming: Translation of Catherine Nesci, “Introduction” to Mystères de Paris et Mystères urbains américains. Du récit des bas-fonds au film noir et au « Steampunk » (1840-2015). Fall 2017.   “Charles Testut and Les Mystères de la Nouvelle-Orléans: Journalism in Exile.” Les Mystères Urbains au XIXe Siècle: Circulations Transferts Appropriations. Eds. Dominique Kalifa and Marie-Ève Thérenty. 24 Feb. 2015. <>.   “Charles Testut, «Les Mystères de la Nouvelle-Orléans», Commenté par Rebecca Powers.” Medias19. Anthologies, Les Mystères Urbains: Etats-Unis. 19 Feb. 2015. <>.   “L’Education Sentimentale: Passivity and Violence.” Narrative is the Essence of History:Essays on the Historical Novel. Ed. John Cameron. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2012.19-30.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

November 2017 (Charlottesville, VA) “Flora Tristan’s Social Style: Introducing London to the French Working Man” at Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium.  details January 2018 (New York, NY) “The Worker and the Book: Radical Pedagogies in Jacotot, Sand, and Rancière” at “Apprentissages” panel at Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention. details


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