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Natalie Edwards is an award-winning teacher, researcher and supervisor in French and Francophone literature. She specialises in transnational and migrant literature, multilingual writing and women's writing.

She has published 3 monographs, 12 edited volumes and over 40 journal articles and book chapters on contemporary literature in French. She currently holds an Australian Research Council Discovery Project in transnational French-Australian literature. She has also published on pedagogical innovations in languages, in both undergraduate curricula and postgraduate research.

Natalie is former Acting Head of School of Humanities, former Deputy Dean, Research, for the Faculty of Arts, and former Deputy Dean, People and Culture, for the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics at the University of Adelaide. She served 2015-2021 as Director of Graduate Studies for Arts, overseeing approximately 350 PhD and MPhil students in Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Music. She won the Australian Council for Graduate Research's 2020 Graduate Research Leadership Award for her innovations in this area.

Natalie is currently President of the Australian Society for French Studies. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee of PMLA.

She has taught all levels of French language, and courses in Contemporary French and Francophone literature and culture. She is an expert in digital approaches to teaching, which was recognised by the Stephen Cole the Elder Award (the University of Adelaide's premier teaching award), a national-level Australian Award for University Teaching, and Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (UK).


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