Ashley Scheu received her Ph.D. in French from Duke University in 2011. She taught at both George Washington University and American University in Washington D.C., teaching both advanced and introductory courses. Her teaching and research interests are in French language, French literature, philosophy, French existentialism, feminism and women writers. From 2006 to 2010, Scheu spent nonconsecutive years studying in the Francophone countries of France, Switzerland and Cameroon, and she achieved a near-native fluency level in French. Scheu has published works in the Journal of Feminist Philosophy and Romance Quarterly. She has also been a member of the Modern Language Association as well as the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.