I joined the department of Language and Linguistic Science in 2012, having previously taught as a French language teacher and French Studies lecturer in a number of other British universities. I have considerable experience in teaching students from all years and from a variety of different programmes. My particular area of expertise is women's writing of the Second World War and Holocaust. In 2009, I completed my doctoral thesis entitled 'Feminine Practices of Writing War in works by Charlotte Delbo, Marguerite Duras and Anna Langfus'. This research informs my teaching of issues surrounding memory in contemporary French society on the undergraduate programme.
I am interested in the promotion of language learning in secondary schools and am the project co-ordinator for the University of York's Routes into Languages activities. In this capacity, I have organised events celebrating the Tour de France (2014) and the Spanish-speaking world (2015).