Sophie Adamson received her Ph.D. in French literature from UNC-Chapel Hill and joined the Elon faculty in 2005. Her teaching and research interests include French and Francophone writing and the intersections of literature, identity, popular culture, humor, film, media and social criticism. She is passionate about the scholarship of teaching & learning and the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching award from Elon's College of Arts & Sciences in 2010. Her current projects focus on developing connections between students and French-speaking communities - both locally and worldwide via internet technology. When she visits her favorite city - Paris - her priorities are bookstores and art exhibits, but also sidewalk cafes, Velib' rental bikes and French clothing stores for her three children!
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 taught and studied for three years after her undergraduate 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.
Sarah Glasco completed her Ph.D. in 2006 at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, focusing on the contemporary French novel with a supporting program in contemporary Hispanic literature. She joined Elon’s faculty that same year. Her scholarly interests include immigration policy in France, intertextuality and global culture in the novels of Jean-Philippe Toussaint, and literacy-based language learning. Her favorite city in France is Montpellier (vive le sud!) where she regularly visits her "sister", Béatrice, who lived with Glasco in 1987. She loves the laid-back life of southern France and being by the Mediterannean. She also adores ripe stinky cheeses, rich red wine, the aroma of Gauloises cigarettes, and epic three-hour meals shared with friends that often include all three of the aforementioned. Professor Glasco resides in Carrboro with her husband and two children (who also love Montpellier!).