Bénédicte Lebéhot earned her Maîtrise in English (Language, Literature and Civilization) at the University of Rennes II, France in 2005. She found a new interest in French cinema while getting her M.A. in French at Rutgers, and she is currently writing her dissertation on the male actor-singers in French cinema from the 30s to the 50s. Through this specific study of unique actors, she is working on the construction of the image of the “vedette” in the early French cinema industry. Since her arrival at Rutgers, she has been given the opportunity to teach a variety of classes from the 100-level to the 300-level within the French Department where she earned the distinction of Head Teacher Assistant (2007-2010). In 2011, she was one of the recipients of the SAS Awards for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education.