I am a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) on the French Culture and Society track in the Department of French and Francophone Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. In my dissertation, “Oikos: Sustainability, Dwelling, and Culture in Urban France,” I examine how cultural initiatives impact the creation of livable spaces in French cities. I received a Chateaubriand Fellowship for fall 2016 to conduct on-site research in Angoulême, Lyon, and Nantes, the three cities that serve as case studies for my dissertation. My research interests include urban studies, modernity and postmodernity, 20th- and 21st-century French literature, the poetics of space, and sustainability. I have extensive experience teaching both online and in residence, and have also maintained an active interest in the digital humanities, especially as they inform fresh approaches to classroom instruction.