Nicole Trèves is an Adjunct Professor of French at Marian University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the American University in Cairo, and a P.h.D, in French from Rice University, with a specialization in 16th Century French literature. Nicole taught French at UCLA, San Diego State University, and Dalhousie University located at Halifax and Nova Scotia, Canada. Where as a tenured professor she also taught in the Women’s Studies department. She served as Assistant Dean for Special Projects at University de Provence. Her duties was to directed the study abroad program in the all south region of Aix-en Provence, France. Nicole has authored numerous articles, book chapters and book reviews on a variety of subjects in French literature, women’s studies, and semiotics, and co-edited a book on Simone de Beauvoir and feminism. She has presented conference papers in France, the US, and Canada and co-organized an international conference in Urbino, Italy. In June 2011 she presented a paper in Paris on the author Andrée Chédid.
Upon retiring from Dalhousie University, Nicole moved to Indianapolis to be close to her family. She has taught French part-time at the International School of Indiana and at IUPUI. She had served as the French interpreter at the Kiwanis International Governor Elect Conference in 2010.
Nicole was born in Cairo, Egypt and lived in multiple countries including France, United Kingdom, Canada, and United States. She is fluent in French and Italian and speaks Arabic Egyptian.