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  • Modern Languages and Literatures
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Languages

  • French
  • Biography

    Dr. Baage is an Adjunct Lecturer for the French program. Prior to coming to CUA, she taught all levels of French language, literature, culture, and civilization courses at McDaniel College.

    Dr. Baage earned her Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a dissertation on the writing strategies of three contemporary island authors from Corsica (Mediterranean Sea), Reunion (Indian Ocean), and Tahiti (South Pacific). She presented at conferences in the United States and abroad, including islands like Martinique, Mauritius, Madeira, or the Azores, and published various book chapters and articles. Her current research project is a book manuscript that focuses on natural disasters and climate change in transnational environmental literature in French.

    Rumor has it that despite growing up in Europe, Dr. Baage can not convert kilometers to miles during races, which she didn't realize until running marathons in France and Canada.


    "Between the Comoros Islands and Marseille: Trans-Mediterranean bridging narratives in the works of Salim Hatubou" book chapter for Urban Bridges, Global Capitals: Trans-Mediterranean Francospheres, Ed. Claire Launchbury & Megan MacDonald, FORTHCOMING with Liverpool University Press, October 2020.

    "Regards exotopiques sur deux portes de l'Europe : La crise migratoire à Lampedusa et à Mayotte dans Eldorado et Tropique de la violence" article for Carnets, Revue Électronique d'Études Françaises No. 11, Les Écrivains écrivent l'Europe en français : Regards d'écrivains de langue française sur l'Europe, November 2017,

    "Postcolonial Mobilities and the islanding of identities in the works of Salim Hatubou: The Case of Mayotte and the Comoros in the Indian Ocean" article for Journal of Romance Studies Special 17.2, June 2017.