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Natalie Berkman is a higher education specialist and award-winning scholar, currently working as the Directrice pédagogique (Academic Manager) at SAE Institute Paris, a creative media college that specializes in audio, film, and video game production. 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.

Trained as both a literary scholar and mathematician, Natalie completed her Ph.D. in French Literature at Princeton University with a dissertation on the mathematical methods of the OuLiPo (Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle), recently selected as the winner of the 2019 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in French Studies and under contract with Peter Lang Oxford (forthcoming in 2021). She has published numerous articles in flagship journals, including Modern Language Notes, Genesis, and Digital Humanities Quarterly and presents regularly at the major Literature, Digital Humanities, and History of Science conferences. Her work has been sponsored by the Princeton Center for Digital Humanities, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Modern Language Association, the ANR DifdePo Research Group, and the École Normale Supérieure