Cybèle Arnaud joined the Catholic University of America faculty after obtaining her Ph.D. in Modern French Studies from the University of Maryland. Since coming to CUA, she has taught a wide variety of language, literature and culture classes, from Intermediate French to French science-fiction in translation. She currently serves as the Coordinator for the Language for Specific Purposes Committee, and she is piloting a new track in business and professional French. She also serves as the Modern Language's Webmaster and Nest Coordinator, and advises the French and Francophone Club.
Prior to coming to the university, Dr. Arnaud worked at the World Bank and the Development Gateway as a software engineer. She updated, maintained and in some case developed features for many of their sites, including their French youth portal, their e-commerce storefront and their flagship interactive and data visualization sites, such as World Development Finance and Doing Business.
Dr Arnaud's research focuses on the intersection of literature and science, in particular on the way in which Early Modern theatre represents astronomy and medicine. She is also interested in the role that STEM education can play in the language-learning classroom, especially at a Basic Language level.