Brittany Murray is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her Ph.D. in French & Francophone Studies from Northwestern University, and was Coordinator for Research and Pedagogy for the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education (CFMDE), hosted at Vassar College. After receiving a B.A. in French and Comparative Literature from Vanderbilt University, she spent a year in France studying gender issues in the Parisian banlieues through a Fulbright Research Fellowship. Her primary area of academic interest is contemporary French literature and culture.