Ph.D., New York University (2015) 
M.A., Université Paris-3 (2007)
B.A., Université Paris-3 (2006)

I teach intermediate to advanced classes on twentieth- and twenty-first century literature composed in French. This field includes a vast corpus of texts written in France and its neighboring countries, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. In my intermediate classes, I use cultural and social issues in the contemporary francophone world as a springboard for student-centered conversations held in French. In my advanced classes, I offer courses about the shaping of modernity in the literary and intellectual landscapes. I teach exilic and diasporic literature and poetry; the ‘crisis’ of the novel; the relationship between text and image in avant-garde movements.


My research engages literary theory, ethnology, and aesthetics. My first book Artaud, le sens de la lecture (Artaud: the Meaning of Reading) came out in 2018. In my second book, Tandis qu'elle oublie (As she is forgetting, forthcoming in January 2025),  I weave together personal narrative and intellectual interests to explore the conditions for a discourse about the memory of the Holocaust in the absence of a tangible, coherent, or accessible body of traces. I am currently a Junior Fellow at the Maison de la Création et de l'Innovation in Grenoble University, where I am at work on a new project titled "Galactopoetics: Milk and the Human Imagination." 

I have also published articles on various writers including Maurice Blanchot, Edmond Jabès, Walter Benjamin, Gherasim Luca, Pierre Guyotat and Hélène Cixous. In addition to my scholarship, I also curate exhibitions. The first exhibition I co-curated at the Jewish Museums in Paris (2010) and Berlin (2011), Radical Jewish CultureMusical Scene NY, examined the ways with which musicians from the 1990s underground music scene (John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Frank London, Anthony Coleman, David Krakauer, etc.) searched for new idioms in order to question the notion of a Jewish musical tradition. My second exhibition, Bibliologia, The Book as Body,explored the connections, associations and interactions between the book and the human body. It was held at the Petach Tikva Museum of Art in Israel in 2016.



Tandis qu'elle oublie. Robert Laffont (forthcoming 2025)
Artaud, le sens de la lecture. Hermann (2018)

Edited Volume
Bibliologia: the Book as Body. Exhibition catalog (coedited w/ Drorit Gur Arie). Petach Tikva Museum of Art (March 2016)

Selected Articles

"Feux et échos de Cixous." En attendant Nadeau (2023)

"Vrille, voyelle, verbe — lire Guyotat." Pierre Guyotat, edited by Donatien Grau, Classiques Garnier (2022)

“Ghérasim Luca’s Francophonics.” Sounds Senses, edited by yasser elhariry, Liverpool University Press, Francophone Postcolonial Studies (2021)

“Memory’s Grammar, or: The Silence of Archives. Hélène Cixous Goes to Osnabrück.” (with Youna Kwak), The Documentary Mode, edited by Jan Baetens and Eric Trudel, L’Esprit Créateur 61, no. 2 (2021): 98-110.

"Un grain de sable, deux grains de blé." French forum 43, no. 3 (2019): 377-388

“Letters on Loan: Antonin Artaud’s Correspondence with Jacques Rivière.” Diacritics 45, no. 1 (2017): 50-73.

“Non-lieu (Blanchot exposé).” Critique 838 (March 2017): 258-270.