- Teaching Assistant
Maria Hernandez completed her BA in English Language, Literature and Civilization in 2010 at the Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France. She then participated to the European exchange program Erasmus and did her first year of Masters at Middlesex University, London, UK. She completed her Masters in English, Teaching as a Foreign Language in 2012 at the Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France. After obtaining her Masters, she participated in the Fulbright program 2012/2013 as a French Teaching Assistant at Willamette University, Salem, OR. She enrolled in the PhD program in French Literature at Rutgers in Fall 2013 and her main interest revolves around 17th and 18th century literatures, more specifically the emergence of women in the writing sphere, letters (real and fictitious), the epistolary novel and the materiality of the writing process and its diverse functions in such pieces of writing. She is currently teaching French Intermediate at Rutgers as well as the French Cultural Experience course which focuses on women as figures of power in French speaking countries.