Dr. Abbey (Barden) Carrico is a 2006 graduate of the MA program in History and Area Studies at Virginia Tech
After VT, she earned a Ph.D. in French Literature at Emory University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of French at Virginia Military Institute where she teaches French language and culture, writing, conversation and literature courses. At VMI, Dr. Carrico has co-developed an entirely new French curriculum that emphasizes communicative competence in students across all levels. A nineteenth-century specialist and ecocritic, Dr. Carrico researches literary representations of water in the works of Gustave Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant, and George Sand.