Originally from the North of France, Olivia Prouvost-Allen earned her Doctorate in French Literature from the University of Kansas. She received her Maîtrise in Teaching French as a Foreign Language from the University of Lille 3, and her M.A. in French Literature from Kansas State University. She defended her dissertation “Lutte pour la connaissance et la compréhension dans l’écriture concentrationnaire de Charlotte Delbo, Jorge Semprun et Germaine Tillion” in April 2014. Her interests include 20th-century literature, Holocaust literature, theater, and second-language acquisition. Olivia is passionate about teaching French and has experience teaching introductory to more advanced undergraduate courses, including Intensive Review of French Grammar, Advanced French Phonetics, Intermediate Conversation, Introduction to French Literature, and French for Journalism and Business. Olivia’s awards include the Peter Gilles Springer Fellowship and the Kenneth Cornell Scholarship.