Dr. JODIE BARKER, lecturer of French, received a B.A. in French and Women’s Studies from Wayne State University and a M.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She began her doctoral work at L’Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon, France and completed it in 2012 in the Department of French at Rutgers University. Her dissertation, entitled Vers / Mouvements. Ethics of Difference in French-Language Poetry and Theatre from 1970-1982, engages philosophy with movement in poetry and theatre in French speaking worlds.
Jodie is interested in art and the avant-garde; movement and corporality; l’extrême contemporain; compassion, cosmopolitanism, ethics, and hospitality; continental philosophy; and active and creative pedagogy. She has taught courses on French language, translation and theatre as well as world literature and composition. When she is not teaching or writing, Jodie is most likely on the mat practicing Ashtanga yoga, hiking in the mountains, or enjoying a fine meal in the company of friends.
Dr. Jodie Barker