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I am a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Center of the City University of New York’s French Program, currently serving as Publicity Intern for the book department of the French Cultural Services. I have previously taught French at Fordham University, Brooklyn College and Borough of Manhattan Community College, and I have worked with the Writing Across the Curriculum program at Kingsborough Community College.

I currently serve as the Co-Chair for Student Affairs of the Graduate Center’s Doctoral Students’ Council, where I work to support graduate students’ academic success and personal well-being along with a committee of peers and the school’s administration.

My areas of research include 17th-century fairy tales and their contemporary adaptations, feminist scholarship, animal studies and fashion studies. My dissertation incorporates this research to read the recent appearance of multiple adaptations of Charles Perrault’s “Peau d’âne” as intimately linked to the tale’s (threat of) incest and feminist scholarship.

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