Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD PhD. Aug. 2015. Tulane University, New Orleans, LA M.A. 2009 French Literature and Language B.A. 2004 Political philosophy, major

Other Publications

Accepted Pending Revisions: “Embodying History for Social Change in Jules Michelet’s Le Peuple.Nineteenth-Century French Studies. 2018. 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. Forthcoming: “Review: Balzac Literary Sociologist by Allan Pasco.” Symposium: a Quarterly Journal of Modern Literatures. 2018 “Review: Jenny l’ouvrière: drame en cinq actes by Adrien Decourcelle and Jules Barbier. Edited by Janice Best and Nicole Corbett.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies 46.1-2 (2017). Full Text “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. Full Text “Charles Testut, «Les Mystères de la Nouvelle-Orléans», Commenté par Rebecca Powers.” Medias19. Anthologies, Les Mystères Urbains: Etats-Unis. 19 Feb. 2015. Full Text. “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. “Review: Splendeurs et misères de la grisette by Alain Lescart.” MLN Modern Language Notes 126.4 (2011): 922-925.

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


▪ Society of Dix-Neuviémistes (SDN), member ▪ Nineteenth Century French Studies (NCFS), member ▪ Societé des Études Romantiques et Dix-neuviémistes (SERD), member ▪ Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS), member

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