Degree in English, University Lille III, 1975. Master of Arts in French, San Jose State University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in French, Stanford University, 1982.
Assistant professor French, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1985-1991; associate professor French, U. Arizona, Tucson, since 1991; interim department head, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1991-1992. Member of advisory board Syracuse (New York) U. Press, since 1988. Reviewer, panelist National Endowment for Humanities, Washington, 1992-1994.
Member Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers French, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, North America Society for 17th Century French Literature, North America Society for Utopian Studies, Popular Culture Association.
Married John W. Leibacher, December 21, 1976.