Assistant Professor of French and French Studies
B.A., Washington and Lee University; M.M., The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University; M.A and Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Professor Ledford is an Assistant Professor of French and French Studies. He specializes in early-modern French and Francophone literature with a particular focus on Joseph Boulogne, the Chevalier of Saint-George, and 18th-century women writers' contributions to discussions on masculinities. Additional research interests include ethnic, racial, and sexual alerity in the early 18th century; French Baroque opera; and second language teaching and learning.