MACL alumna (2007); researcher in literacy of Francophone youth; Ph.D student, Language and Literacy Education Department, UBC; Teacher-librarian in Francophone school; instructor in French department, UBC and at Capilano University; executive member of the Association for Research in Cultures of Young People; volunteer in children’s literacy and literature communities
The MA in Children’s Literature allowed me to discover how pleasurable and challenging academic research was. This interest let me to apply for a PhD program in the department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED) at UBC. Other MACL graduates have gone on to PhDs in Children’s Literature, in Youth and Media, and in Literacy at UBC and other institutions. For my part, I am finishing my second year in the doctoral program, and children’s literature is one of the areas I researched, alongside literacy practices of Francophone children/youth in a minority setting, identity, and New Literacies. As a PhD student in LLED, having an MA in children’s literature opened up a door to design and teach a very interesting course, French Adolescent Literature.