Olivia Choplin received her PhD in French Literature with a Minor in Psychoanalytic Studies from Emory University in 2009 and joined Elon's faculty that same year. Her teaching and research interests include foreign language pedagogy, French theater (from the farces of the Middle Ages to the post-dramatic theater of contemporary France), psychoanalytic theory, contemporary Québécois literature, and literature of the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora. She loves bringing theater into the foreign language classroom. Her favorite city in France is Nantes, where she lived for three years between her undergraduate and graduate studies and met her husband. Some of her favorite aspects of French and Francophone culture include smelly cheese, crêpes, bilingual puns and play with words, and the belief that governments have a responsibility to support and cultivate the arts.