Lúcia Flórido, Associate Professor of French; B.A. in Portuguese Language and Literatures, Universidade Federal Fluminense; M.A. in Francophone Literatures, Universidade Federal Fluminense, RJ, Brazil; M.A. and Ph.D. in French, Michigan State University. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dr. Florido teaches all levels of French. Her main interests are the art, philosophy and literature from the Age of Enlightenment in Europe, the topic of her dissertation. She also develops research on Brazilian 20th century literature, French Polynesian Literature and second language acquisition. When she is not working, she enjoys running, eating, reading and being with her dogs. On her vacations, she travels. Traveling is part of her life and reading about other people’s travel adventures, especially if they are funny, is a great alternative to the real thing if she is stuck in Tennessee. Dr. Florido loves being outside and her dream is to have an animal sanctuary for unwanted and abused pets.