Natalie Berkman is a higher education specialist, currently working as the Directrice pédagogique (Academic Manager) for the SAE Institute Paris. With almost a decade of experience in pedagogy, curriculum design, research, mentoring, and academic administration, she is also currently consulting with ViaX and Crimson Education.
Natalie earned her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University with a triple major in French Literature, Mathematics, and Writing Seminars in 2011 and an M.A. in French Literature from Princeton University in 2013. She recently completed her Ph.D. in French Literature at Princeton University with a dissertation on the mathematical methods of the OuLiPo (Ouvoir de Littérature Potentielle). Her secondary research interests include nineteenth century French literature, Italian studies, and Digital Humanities.
Her scholarship and pedagogy have had numerous homes, including: the Princeton Department of French and Italian; the Princeton Italian Studies Program; the École Normale Supérieure Paris (where she spent the 2014-2015 academic year as a fellow); the Princeton Center for Digital Humanities (where she completed one of the inaugural projects in the 2015-2016 academic year); the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (where she spent the 2016-2017 year as a fellow); and in the DifdePo Research Project (funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche).