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Loren Lee

Doctoral Student
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Loren has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and French and Francophone Studies and a Master of Science degree in Theory and Practice in Teacher Education from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. In 2021, she earned a Master of Arts degree in French here at the University of Virginia. Before coming to UVA, she taught English and French at the secondary level for several years first outside of Montpellier, France and then in the Richmond, Virginia area. In addition to her studies at UVA, she has completed coursework with Rare Book School and is currently a pensionnaire étranger at the ENS in Paris.

Her research interests include representations of identity, women, race, and the body in pre-modern literature. Her dissertation focuses on medieval manuscript studies, digital humanities, hagiography, and translation studies. In addition to Modern French, she also reads Old French, German, and Latin.

Honors / Awards:

  • Chateaubriand Fellowship
  • UVA-ENS Exchange Fellowship
  • SPFFA Jeanne Marandon Doctoral Research Fellowship
  • UVA Dumas Malone Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Rare Book School (RBS) - UVA Fellowship