Ian is a fourth-year graduate student in the French department. He received his BA with Highest Honors in French literature from Kenyon College in 2012. In 2014, he completed a Master 2 in psychoanalysis at Paris 8. Ian is currently a pensionnaire étranger at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (rue d’Ulm). His dissertation retraces and analyzes a 1948 murder case, in which recent history and modern literature were invoked to explain the criminal behaviors of a group of Parisian adolescents.