My research has addressed cultural policy, arts activism, and the meanings generated by artistic practice and performance, all key topics in my book (Rites of the Republic: Citizens' Theatre and the Politics of Culture in Southern France, University of Toronto Press, 2011). More recent work has addressed place and heritage in neighborhood performances in Marseille (International Journal of Heritage Studies), and collaborative map-making as an interdisciplinary pedagogical tool in short-term study abroad (International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing). I have maintained the dual focus of my joint degree at NYU (French Studies and Cultural Anthropology). I teach a wide range of courses on French language, society and culture, including a study abroad program (with a colleague in Theatre) devoted to seeing and doing French theatre. In anthropology, I regularly teach a course on contemporary Europe, and occasionally, a special topics course.