Associate Professor of French
Department of Romance Languages, University of Georgia
I teach French and Francophone literature and film in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia. My book, From Split to Screened Selves: French and Francophone Autobiography in the Third Person, was published by Stanford University Press in 2006. My essays on African film in a global context appear in Italian Neorealism and Global Cinema (Wayne State, 2007), Global Art Cinema (Oxford, 2010), and The Global Auteur: Politics and Philosophy in 21st Century Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2016). I am currently at work on "Reclaiming Realism: From Documentary Film in Africa to African Documentary Film," a book-length study of documentary film in West and Central Africa based on research supported by the Fulbright Scholar Program, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Philosophical Society. I have published two recent articles on this topic; "War by Documentary" appeared in Romance Notes (55.3, 2015), and “From Ethnography to Essay: Realism, Reflexivity, and African Documentary Film” is included in A Companion to African Cinema (Wiley-Blackwell, 2018).