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A native of France, Dr. Michèle A. Schaal pursued her graduate studies in the USA at Indiana University, Bloomington, so as to provide her work with a Gender Studies perspective. Always looking for original and cutting-edge experiences, while ABD, she spent four years in Germany where she was part the Free University’s Frankreich-Zentrum, a center devoted to French studies. Dr. Schaal joined Iowa State University in 2012 and is currently Associate Professor of French and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her research areas are 21st century Francophone women writers, contemporary French and American feminisms, intermediality, and hypermodernity. Dr. Schaal has published articles on contemporary French feminisms, and francophone women writers such as Isabelle Flükiger, Marie Hélène Poitras, Claire Legendre, Marie Darrieussecq, and Virginie Despentes. Her monograph <a href="https://brill.com/abstract/title/34157"Une Troisième vague féministe et littéraire was published by Brill in 2017. In 2018, Dr. Schaal was the recipient of a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Early Achievement in Research Award. For the Women’s and Gender Studies program, Dr. Schaal has taught Introduction to Women’s Studies, Feminist Theory, and a seminar on contemporary feminist manifestos.