Liana is an Instructor of French in the Department of Foreign Languages at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She is concurrently completing a dissertation at Princeton University on transnational identity and the aesthetics of writing in non-native French in the works of contemporary migrant authors of non-francophone origin. Prior to joining Princeton, she earned an M.A. in French Literature and a B.A. in Education from the University of Arizona. Her research interests lie at the intersection of migration, hospitality, theories of identity, self-writing, as well as transnational and transcultural studies.
She has taught all levels of French language and literature, including courses at the United States Military Academy, Princeton University, and the University of Arizona. Liana recently designed a course entiteld “Errant Paths and Voyages: French Literature from Romanticism to Twitterature,” which she will teach at the United States Military Academy in Spring 2020. Liana has also independently designed and implemented advanced language and literature courses on the literary fantastic and on migration as a faculty member at Bryn Mawr’s study abroad program in Avignon.