MA, 2019
Graduate Part-Time Instructor, PhD Student

Emily Martin is a fifth-year PhD candidate. Her research examines late eighteenth-century and Revolution-era literature and theater whose fictional worlds are set in the French colonial imaginary. She is interested in how interdependent communities of care and families of feeling serve as modes of envisioning greater social equality and political change. More broadly, her research interests include queer and feminist theory, affect theory, critical race studies, and the histories of colonialism and anti slavery movements. Over the course of her doctoral studies, she has presented her work at conferences for the Modern Language Association, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the American Comparative Literature Association.

In addition to her research, Emily has taught numerous French language courses in traditional in-person, remote, and hybrid modalities at CU (French 1010, 1020, 1050, 2110, and 2120). She received a Teaching Excellence Award in 2022. Emily is a current Lead Fellow for CU’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), a position which she also held in 2021-22. She also served as co-chair of the CU French Club from 2018-2021.

Prior to her graduate studies at CU Boulder, Emily supported international development research at UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action and taught English as a language assistant at the Lycée Henri IV in Paris. She has an MA in French from CU Boulder, a BA in French and International Studies from the University of Denver, and a certificate from Sciences Po Paris from her exchange year there as an undergraduate.