Academic Sundries

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITES:

August 2016 – present: Contributing Editor, Fiction Writers Review

25 March 2013: Dissertation Writing Workshop, University of Michigan Department of English, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Co-leader for a dissertation writing workshop with Katherine Brokaw (Assistant Professor of English, University of California—Merced)

Winter-Spring 2009: Paris French Studies Seminar, Paris, France

Co-founded and co-directed the Paris French Studies seminar with Katie Jones (PhD French, University of Nottingham, England) and Jane Weston (PhD French, University of Bristol, England). Invited graduate student researchers and scholars working in Paris from across French studies to participate in seminars and reading groups.

2006-2007: President, Romance Languages Graduate Student Association

Planned and lead events (film screenings, roundtable discussions, and mock job talks); critical introduction to Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless (A bout de souffle); introduction and mediation of roundtable discussion on Louis Althusser interview “Philosophy as a Revolutionary Weapon”; graduate student representative on committee for new department library design.

2005-2007, 2009-2010: Committee member, Charles F. Fraker Conferences

Member of the keynote speaker committee and welcoming committee. Helped plan and structure all aspects of the Fraker conference, including abstract selection, panel organization, and budgeting. Introduced keynote speaker Ross Chambers, March 16, 2007.

 ACADEMIC COMMITTEES AND SERVICE:

2014-2015: Faculty Liaison for the UIC French Club.

2011-2014: Modern Language Association Delegate Assembly Representative (Great Lakes Graduate Student Division).

2007-2008: Graduate Student Representative, Executive Committee, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

2005-2011: Member and volunteer, Graduate Employees’ Organization.

2005-2007: Communications committee member, Graduate Employees’ Organization.

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