• Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultures



  • BA, Philosophy, Villanova University
  • MA, Romance Languages (French), Princeton University
  • PhD, Romance Languages (French), Princeton Unviversity. Project: Noble Impropriety: The Maiden Warrior and the 17th-century conte de fées

Honors & Awards

  • Honors-Humanities (H2) Professorship, $10,000 (2015-16). Honors College and College of Humanities, 11/12/2014
  • Ramona Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities. Ramona Cannon , 02/2014
  • The University Distinguished Teaching Award honors significant contributions to the teaching mission of the University of Utah. Up to four faculty members will be recognized as outstanding teachers with an award of $5,000. University Distinguished Teaching Award, 2014, 12/2013
  • Aldrich Fellowship, residency, spring 2015. Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah, 12/2013
  • Faculty Research & Creative Grant for An Edible World, $4840. University Research Committee , 03/2013
  • Publication Grant for Shapely Bodies, $1000 . Text and Academic Authors Association, 10/2012
  • Summer Stipend for Mother Goose Revisited, $6000. National Endowment for the Humanities, 03/2012
  • Great Ideas in the Humanities Grant for Mother Goose Revisited, $4500. College of Humanities, University of Utah, 01/2012
  • Research Grant for Shapely Bodies, $4500. Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, 08/2010
  • Grant-in-Aid funded by the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation . Folger Institute, 06/15/2009
  • Innovative Course Design Prize for "Dramatis Personae Archive" . American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies , 04/21/2008
  • Aldrich Fellowship. Tanner Humanities Center, 2008
  • Bursary. French Porcelain Society, 2008
  • International Travel Grant. College of Humanities, 2008

In the Media


  • French, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • China
  • Europe
  • Latin America and the Caribbean

Fairy Tale Redux