Academic Degrees: Ph.D. in French (Cultural History), University of Virginia; M.A. in French (Cultural History), Wayne State University; B.A in French Studies and Secondary Education, Minors in German and Political Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Roles: Course Head for French 30 and 40.
Research Interests: North American Francophone Studies; 20th- and 21st-Century French/Francophone Literature, Music, and Film; Design Thinking; Media Studies; Podcasting; Digital Humanities; Semiotics and Culture; Foodways and Enology; Indigenous and (French-)Canadian Studies; Cartography and Liquid Landscapes; Language and Governmental Policy; Second Language Acquisition; Ergonomic Curriculum Development.
Dr. Claire-Marie Brisson is a Franco-Michigander who situates her rhizomatic identity between the United States and Canada, with roots in Metro Detroit and familial connections to Québec. Claire-Marie is the founder and host of The North American Francophone Podcast and is a Special Correspondent for Radio-Canada Alberta.A life-long learner, Claire-Marie has combined her passion for research with a dedication to topics in Second Language Acquisition. Her practice weaves elements of design thinking, digital humanities, and global trends into her courses. She is a proponent of experiential learning and the blending of virtual and in-person experiences.