Liz earned a BA in French and German and a BMus in Bassoon Performance from the University of Georgia in 2007. After graduation she taught elementary school in Provence while studying at the Conservatoire Darius Milhaud, then spent several months teaching and performing in the Atlanta area. Now a fifth-year graduate student in the departments of French and Medieval Studies, her academic interests include medieval literature and culture, manuscript study, intersections of music and literature, orality and performance practice, the culture and history of Provence, translation theory, the modern reception of the Middle Ages, and the nineteenth-century novel. Her dissertation examines the circulation and collection of French and Occitan lyric poetry in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. A native of Mississippi, Liz is hopelessly addicted to SEC football (go Dawgs!) and southern cooking.