Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
A curious traveler, insatiable foodie, and international literature, film and art aficionado, Jen Westmoreland Bouchard holds a B.A. in French and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts from St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minnesota), a Diploma of French Studies from Université de Rennes II (Rennes, France), and a M.A. in French and Francophone Studies from University of California-Los Angeles.
She has had the pleasure of presenting her writing and research on French and African literature, contemporary art, postcolonial literature and pedagogy at conferences and universities throughout the United States and Europe. Her recent scholarly articles have appeared in The Journal of African Literature and Culture, The Journal of Pan African Studies, Migrations and Identities (Liverpool University Press), and in myriad anthologies and reference volumes published through Pencraft International Press, Diversion Press, Greenwood Press, M.E. Sharpe, Wiley-Blackwell, and ABC-CLIO.
Jen’s travel writing has appeared on EuropeUpClose, OneTravel, The Savvy Explorer, GoNOMAD and in the A to Z World Travel Guide Series published by World Trade Press. Her essays and memoir pieces have been published at Border Hopping, RE/VISIONIST and included in NPR’s This I Believe Archives.
An experienced educator, over the past 12 years Jen has taught French and writing at the K-12, college and continuing education levels. She is an expert in curriculum writing and design (with a focus on technology) and has worked on curricular projects for various high school and university programs as well as The Kennedy Center’s ArtsEdge, VocalEssence, Pearson, Prentice Hall and K12.
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