I am currently a lecturer in the Department of World Languages & Literatures at Sacramento State University, where I teach French and Japanese courses.  I also teach French at Napa Valley College, and started their inaugeral Japanese program in 2015.  I received my Ph.D. in French from UC Davis in 2011, with designated emphasis in Second Language Acquisition.  I also hold a Masters Degree in Japanese from San Francisco State University.  I just published The e-notated The Third Youth of Madame Plum by Pierre Loti, an e-book available for all formats.  You can order the book through your favorite online seller. 

Catherine M. Miskow, Ph.D.
Teaching and Research Interests
Elementary and Intermediate French and Japanese
Representations of Asia and Asians in French Literature (especially Japan and the Japanese)
French history and civilization (with focus on post-revolutionary France and Second Empire)
Contemporary and Traditional Japanese Civilization
Japanese contact with the West
Franco-Asiatic cultural and literary contact, especially with Japan
Literature and the Fine/Performing arts (especially opera)
Second Language Acquisition, heritage speakers, less commonly taught languages
Communicative Language Teaching in LCLS

Past Courses Taught
Elementary French/Elementary Japanese
Elementary Japanese 101 (2015) (Pilot course in Japanese language at Napa Valley College)
Japanese Culture and Civilization (2015)
Francophone Colonial Cinema (2014)
Introduction to Literary Analysis in French (2014)
Topics in French Literature (2014)
The French Colonial Experience (honors project, 2013)
Special Topics: From Page to Stage: French Literature and Opera (2012). (Course designed for
Santa Clara University)