Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s in French Language & Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Her research focuses on postcolonial Francophone North African literature, music, and cinema. She has co-edited, with Dr. Anissa Talahite-Moodley (University of Toronto), a special issue for French Canadian journal Dalhousie French Studies, titled Women from the Maghreb (vol. 103, fall 2014) and is the author of a monograph, titled Cave Culture in Maghrebi Literature: Imagining Self and Nation (2012, published in the ‘After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France’ series). She has published numerous chapters in books and articles in scholarly peer-reviewed journals, including the French Review, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, Expressions Maghrebines, Francofonia, Nouvelles Etudes Francophones, Dalhousie French Studies, Jeunesse, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and elsewhere. Most recently, she has co-edited, with Dr. Claudia Schwabe (Utah State University), an edited collection, titled New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairytales, which is under contract at the University Press of Colorado (forthcoming in 2016).