Title: Associate Professor of German and French
Department: Modern Languages – French
Office Location: Weller Center 120
B.A. from Wesleyan University
M.A. from University of Illinois Chicago
Ph.D. from Washington University St Louis
Areas of expertise: teaching French and German as a foreign language, media history, the history of reading, text and image in the Renaissance and Reformation and contemporary West Africa
Maria Snyder has taught courses in French and German language and literature for nearly ten years. Her research experience includes stipends from the Newberry Library in Chicago and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany.
She has also earned certificates from the University of Grenoble and the Center for Dynamic Approaches to Language and Media in Vichy in the teaching of French as a foreign language and integrating technology into language teaching, and from the University of Perpignan in project-based learning in the French classroom. She has experience in new approaches to West African culture in Dakar, Senegal. In addition to being a certified translator, her work has also been received at the British Centre for Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia and the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference.