MIRIELLA MELARA, Ph.D., Associate professor of French, came to us from the University of California-Irvine, where she received her Ph.D. A native speaker of French of Belgian ancestry, she teaches courses in French language, literature, and culture. Her specialty is 19th-century French literature, and she is currently working on a book-length manuscript on the relationship between the textual and the visual in Stendhal, Felix Nadar, and Émile Zola. Last year she was co-organizer of two lecture series held in Reno: on French colonialism and on Francophone literature. She is also very active in liaison activities with the community and the school district.
Dr. Miriella Melara