- BA American Studies Universite de Caen Basse Normandie - 2009
- MA American Literature Universite de Caen Basse Normandie - 2011
- MA French Literature University of Delaware - 2013
Marie Paillard obtained her BA in American studies at the University of Caen Lower Normandy, and then followed with an MA in American literature in 2011. She then participated in an exchange program with the University of Delaware, where she got her MA in French literature in 2013. After a year spent teaching Intermediate French at the University of Delaware, Marie is a first-year grad student in the French department at PSU. Her current research interests are the concept of identity and immigration in 20th century literature, and gender studies.