Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Since 2015     Ph.D., Film & Television Studies

                        The University of Roehampton – Department of Media, Culture & Language

Thesis title: TV Fandom Across Borders: Transnational Fans and Transmedia Experience of Game of Thrones

 

2014-2015       Doctoral Research, Communication Studies – Rhetoric and Language

The University of Texas at Austin – Moody College of Communication – Under the supervision of Dr. Joshua Gunn, Associate Professor

2014                Master’s Degree, Research in Information and Communication

Graduate School of Communication (CELSA) – Sorbonne University – Paris, France

2014               Research Master 2 in Information and Communication

Dissertation: The Adaptation of the Grimm’s fairy tales in the American TV show Grimm

Advisor: Nicole D’Almeida

Committee: Valerie Jeanne-Perrier

Awarded with honors: 17/20 – Valedictorian

2013               Master 1 in Corporate and Institutional Communication

Dissertation: Between Fiction and Reality: the construction of the image of King Henry VIII in the TV show The Tudors

Advisor: Julien Tassel

Awarded with honors: 17/20

Spring 2013    Semester abroad – The University of Texas at Austin – Moody College of Communication

2012                Bachelor of Arts, Corporate and Institutional Communication

Graduate School of Communication (CELSA)

Sorbonne University – Paris, France

2009               Literary Baccalaureate

Awarded with distinction (Mention Tres Bien)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (INSTRUCTOR)

Spring 2017    Dissertation Lab – Masters’ Level

Department of Media, Culture and Language, The University of Roehampton

Spring 2017    Introduction to Fan Studies – Masters’ Level (M1)

Corporate and Institutional Communication – CELSA, Paris-Sorbonne University

Course taught in English.

Spring 2017    International Media Marketing – Masters’ Level (M1)

Department of Culture and Communication – Paris 8 University

Course taught in French.

Spring 2017    Critical Marketing – Masters’ Level (M2)

Department of Marketing, SciencesCom Nantes

Course taught in English (1 group) and French (2 groups).

Fall 2016        Semiotics – Masters’ Level (M1)

Communication, Management and Organizations – CELSA, Paris-Sorbonne University

Course taught in French.

Spring 2016    Critical Marketing – Masters’ Level (M2)

Department of Marketing, SciencesCom Nantes

Course taught in English.

Spring 2016    Research Methods in Media, Culture and Language – Masters’ Level        

Department of Media, Culture and Language, The University of Roehampton

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (ADVISOR)

Spring 2017    External Examiner – Masters’ Level

Communication Studies – SciencesCom Nantes

Spring 2016    Research Advisor – Masters’ Level

Corporate and Institutional Communication – CELSA, Paris-Sorbonne University

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (TEACHING ASSISTANT)

Spring 2015     CMS 366R: Rhetoric and Religion

Teaching Assistant for Dr. Joshua Gunn

Department of Communication Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Taught classes
  • Held office hours for students
  • Graded the papers and exams
  • Managed the organization and technology-related questions of the class
  • Class of + 60 students

Fall 2014         CMS 366C: Celebrity Culture

Teaching Assistant for Dr. Joshua Gunn

Department of Communication Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Taught classes
  • Held office hours for students
  • Graded the papers and exams
  • Managed the organization and technology-related questions of the class
  • Class of + 120 students

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Since 2015       Researcher and Coordinator – Media Across Borders

AHRC-funded Network Media Across Borders

The University of Roehampton – London, UK

Summer 2015 High North Research Program

The University of Nordland – Bodo, Norway

  • Created and organized a research in the High North
  • Interviewed young Norwegians in English on their TV consumption’s habits
  • Analyzed and processed the data
  • Wrote the results of this analysis in a paper that will be a chapter in a book on the people of the High North

 

Spring 2014    Research Project CELSA Sorbonne University-WeSignIt        

                       CELSA Sorbonne University – Paris, France

  • Managed the relationship between the client, WeSignIt, and the CELSA-Sorbonne University’s researchers
  • Analyzed and processed data
  • In charge of the revision and edition of the research’s results
  • Participated in the presentation of the results to the client

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012             Junior Consultant, Elan Agency, France

Consultant in communication and PR for ING Direct, Essilor, and the French National Committee for Ethics

  • Managed press relations, by writing press releases, recommendations, briefs and being in touch with journalists
  • Created PR tools including press contact lists, media planning and retro-planning
  • Organized events such a press conferences, interviews and business lunches

 

LANGUAGES

French: native language

Spanish: bilingual (DELE upper level, 2009)

English: bilingual (TOEFL 109, 2014; IELTS Band 8, 2015)

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

2015-2018      Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship – £48,171

The University of Roehampton – London, United Kingdom

2016               Santander Grant – £550,00

                       The University of Roehampton – London, United Kingdom

2015               High North Research Grant – $3,000

The University of Nordland – Bodo, Norway

2014-2018      Moody College of Communication Graduate Fellowship – $12,000

Moody College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin

2014-2015       The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School Recruitment Fellowship – $6000

The Graduate School, The University of Texas at Austin

2015               Graduate Student Assembly Travel Award for Attendees – $150

Graduate Student Assembly, The University of Texas at Austin

2015                Best Graduate Student Paper Award

New Voices New Perspectives Student Research Conference

Department of Communication Studies, The University of North Texas

2014               Professional Development Grant

ComSGC, The University of Texas at Austin

 

PUBLICATIONS

June 2017        “Growing Strong”: Expanding Game of Thrones’s Universe through Fan-Made Merchandizing

Fan Phenomena: Game of Thrones, Bristol: Intellect

June 2017        Game of Thrones Across Media: HBO’s Visual Creation of a Transmedia Storyworld

Researching and Teaching Communication Series, ECREA

Under Review “If it has a happy ending, it’s not Norwegian”: Janteloven rules to the test of Young  High North Norwegians’ Television Consumption

Social and Cultural Anthropology Series, London: Routledge

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Escurignan, J. (2016). Les nouveaux méchants. Quand les séries américaines font bouger les lignes du Bien et du Mal. François Jost. Paris: Bayard, 2015. 281 p. Réseaux, 6/2016 (n°200): 243-257. doi : 10.3917/res.200.0243

Escurignan, J. (2016). Contemporary Latina/o Media: Production, Circulation, Politics. Arlene Dávila and Yeidy M. Rivero eds. New York: New York University Press, 2014. 368 pp. $79.00 cloth. The Journal of Popular Culture, 49: 689–691. doi:10.1111/jpcu.12430

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

June 2017        Conventions as a Place of Immersive Experience: The case of Game of Thrones Cosplayers at MCM London Comic Con

Paper to be presented at the Fan Studies Network Conference, Huddersfield – UK

April 2017       Expanding Game of Thrones’ Universe through Immersive Experience:

The case of Game of Thrones’ Cosplayers at London Comic Con and HeroFestival Marseille

Paper presented at the Locating Imagination Conference, Rotterdam – Netherlands

Sept. 2016       “History has never seemed so dumb”: The Uchronization of Style in American Historical Drama Television Series

Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies, St Anne’s College, Oxford – UK

Sept. 2016       “Growing Strong”: The expansion of Game of Thrones’ Universe through Fan-Made Merchandizing

Paper presented at the Expanding Universes International Conference, Krakow – Poland

July 2016         Online Petitioning: A Disruptive Tool and New Strategy for Civil Societies’ Public Relations

Paper presented with Francois Allard-Huver at the Global Tasks for PR: Defense, Diplomacy and Development Conference, London – UK

June 2016        “Theirs is the Fury”: The hierarchization of fandom on the French fans’ website La Garde de Nuit

Speed-Geeking Presentation given at the Fan Studies Network Conference, Norwich – UK

Nov. 2015       The Adaptation and Modernization of European History in American Television Shows: The Example of The Tudors

Paper presented at The National Communication Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV – USA

May 2015        Once upon a time: The Adaptation of Grimm’s Fairy Tales in the Eponymous Television Series

Poster presented at the International Communication Association’s Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico – Preconference on Visual Methods

Feb. 2015        “History has never seemed so dumb”: The Uchronization of Style in American Historical Drama Television Series

Best Graduate Student Paper – New Voices New Perspectives Student Research Conference

Department of Communication Studies, The University of North Texas – USA

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Jan. 2017         Lecture, “Medieval Fantasy et Fantasies Médiévales : Cosplay et Créations de fans dans l’Univers de Game of Thrones

Séminaire “Nords Médiévaux”, Department of Social Sciences, Lille 3 University, Lille, France

Oct. 2015        Lecture, “TV Fandom is Coming: Fans’ appropriation of Cross-media content in the 21st century”

Cult/Quality TV MA Course – The University of Roehampton, London, UK

Jan. 2015        Lecture, “Getting into PhD”

CELSA – Sorbonne University, Paris, France

 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

July 2016         TV Fandom is Coming: Transnational Fans and Transmedia Experience of Game of Thrones

European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School – Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italy

Feb. 2016       A Multi-Sited Story: Game of Thrones’ Across Media

Winter School on Transmedial Narratology – The University of Tubingen, Germany

 

COLLOQUIUMS

Feb. 2015       The Adaptation of History in American Television Series

Paper presented at the Department of Communication Studies’ Colloquium

The University of Texas at Austin

Feb. 2015       Studying Television Series in a Communication Department

Panel Member, Controversial Scholarship: Strategies for Working Outside the Box

Department of Communication Studies’ Colloquium – UT Austin

 

SERVICE

2017-present   Board Member – Student & Early-Career Representative

International Communication Association (ICA)

2016-present   Creator, Redactor & Editor, The FanAcademic

Website, Blog and Facebook page on the Game of Thrones’ Fans Project

https://fanacademic.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/gameofthronesfanacademic

2015-present   Coordinator, AHRC-funded Research Network Media Across Borders

The University of Roehampton, London, UK

2016-present   Redactor & Reporter – The Daily Fandom

2016-present   Speaker and Sponsor – Association Du Pays Basque aux Grandes Ecoles, France

2016               Panel Chair, Expanding Universes International Conference – Krakow, Poland

2016               Organizer, Media, Culture and Language Forum

The University of Roehampton, London, UK

2015-2016       General Secretary & Social Media Manager, Roehampton Postgraduate Student Society

The University of Roehampton, London, UK

2015               Paper Reviewer, Critical and Cultural Studies Division

National Communication Association

2015’s Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV

2014               Paper Reviewer, Popular Communication Division

International Communication Association – 2015’s Annual Conference, San  Juan, Puerto Rico

2014                Assistant, Communication Studies’ Graduate Program Coordinator

National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL

2013                Creator & Editor, Le blog à l’envers

leblogalenvers.wordpress.com

Trilingual blog dealing with communication and cultural issues

2012-2013       Guide & Speaker, European Heritage Days

                        Lycée Henri IV, Paris, France

2012                Jury Member, Readers’ Prize of the Historical Novel Fair of Levallois

Historical Novel Fair of Levallois, Levallois, France

2011-2012       Editor & Partnerships coordinator, FastnCurious

FastnCurious, CELSA’s Students’ blog

The Graduate School of Communication, Sorbonne University, Paris, France

2010-2011       President, Lycée Henri IV Student Historical Society

Lycée Henri IV, Paris, France

Oversaw the organization of historic lectures, exhibitions, concerts and of the association’s annual   magazine; responsible with Public Relations

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2016-present   Branded Content Research Network

2015-present   Media Across Borders Network

2015-present   Fan Studies Network

2014-present   International Communication Association

2014-2016      National Communication Association