Christina Lord is a PhD student and French instructor. She earned her BA and MA in French from the University of Iowa. Thanks to their graduate exchange programs, Christina worked as an English language instructor at the Université de Poitiers and the Université de Pau.
While at KU, Christina has worked with the James Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction and was a graduate research consultant for Professor Paul Scott’s undergraduate course on French science fiction and fantasy. In summer 2016, she was awarded the Graduate Studies Summer Scholarship and the department’s Cornell/Mahieu Travel Award to conduct research in Paris and Bayeux.
Her dissertation focuses on human identity in contact with extraterrestrials, machines, and animals in modern French science fiction literature and film.