Dr. Rebecca Pekron recently received her doctorate from the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University.
Her dissertation "Que reste-t-il? [What remains?]" Poetic Approaches to Immortality: Baudelaire and After explores the concept of immortality in the funerary poetry of the nineteenth century.
Dr. Pekron graduated from Stanford in 2005 with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and an M.A. in French.
She was a pensionnaire étrangère at the ENS (École normale supérieure in Paris) from 2008-2009.
She currently lives in San Francisco, where she is writing her first work of fiction, inspired by the great Edgar Allan Poe.