Murielle Perrier received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her teaching and research interests include eighteenth-century literature, contemporary Madagascan culture and literature, and the literacy approach as a pedagogical method. She is the Associate Director of the French Language program in the Department of French and Italian and is responsible for overseeing undergraduate student placement, the graduate student reading proficiency exam. She also participates in the Summer Study Abroad French Program in Aix-en-Provence.
Perrier published Utopie et Libertinage au siècle des Lumières: une allégorie de la liberté (L’Harmattan, 2015).
She is also working on another project that deals with the representation of the body in contemporary Madagascan culture and literature. Her forthcoming book Rouge vif (les Impliqués éditeurs) highlights the natural beauty of her native island in contrast to the poverty and violence that the country experienced in the 1980’s.
Since 2003 Murielle Perrier has taught and served as head-of-course for different undergraduate classes ranging from beginner to advanced courses in the Department of French and Italian. She is interested in developing the language program curriculum using the literacy approach in the classroom.