Melanie Barbier


Position Title
Graduate Student in French, Associate In French


Adviser(s): Julia Simon

Education and Degree(s):

  • Ph.D. (2009) Natural Resource Policy: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (Human Dimensions), Michigan State University
  • M.S. (2003) Environmental Policy, Michigan Technological University
  • B.S. (2002) Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University
  • Service Commun d’Enseignement du Français aux Etrangers (French Studies for Foreigners) 1999-2000, Université de Provence

Research Interest(s):

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Music, specifically the French ‘chanson engagée’
  • Political Theory
  • Critical Theory
  • Theodor W. Adorno
  • 18th Century French Literature and Philosophy

Selected Publications:

Habron, Geoffrey B., Melanie Barbier, and Ron Kinnunen (2008). “Local Understanding of Fish Consumption Advisory Risks in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: The Role of Structure, Culture, and Agency,” Rural Sociology 73(2) 275-299.