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Lecturer in French


Carrie O’Connor earned a BA in French and a BS in Accounting and Information Systems, with a concentration in Global Business from Virginia Tech. She then continued her studies of French language and literature in Vermont and Paris, France, where she completed an MA in French from Middlebury College. After working for two years at a student exchange organization in Washington, DC, she moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in order to pursue a PhD in French Studies at Louisiana State University (LSU), focusing on nineteenth-century French literature. Her dissertation, exploring literary adaptations of Ovid’s Pygmalion myth from the late eighteenth- through late nineteenth-centuries, culminated her degree.

Dr. O’Connor has taught a wide range of courses throughout her career, including French language, French for Business, Conversational French, French literature in translation, and French culture through gastronomy. After having taught students at Bentley University, LSU, MIT, Northeastern University, and Tufts University, she is excited to share her experiences and enthusiasm with BU’s engaged students.