My principal field of scholarship and teaching is contemporary French culture and politics. I employ an interdisciplinary approach to understand what literature, film, and music teaches us about French society today as well as how historical and sociological sources provide new and deeper understandings of recent French cultural production. As a sociologist of literature I contribute to my department’s interdisciplinary and intercultural strengths in literature, language, and cultural studies, and to current university initiatives in global humanities and interdisciplinary research. My courses, such as History of French Cinema, Contemporary France, and Immigration and Identity in France, all reflect this global and interdisciplinary model. I am currently working on a new monograph and edited volume, both focused on France's oldest (and 2nd largest) city, Marseille.