In 1992, Julien Carrière entered Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Following his participation in the LSU in Paris summer programs in 1993 and 1994, he attended the Université d’Angers in France for one year. He received the Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University in 1996 and entered the LSU Graduate School the same year. During the 1997-1998 academic year, he was employed as Lecteur d’Anglais at the Université de Besançon, France. He received the M.A. in French from LSU in 2000 and was awarded a Rotary Club Ambassadorial Scholarship the following year to study at the Università di Bologna, Italy. After receiving the Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship he completed the Ph.D. in 2005
Dr. Carrière was a full-time instructor at LSU for one year before accepting the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor at the State University of New York college at Oneonta in upstate New York in 2006. He is thrilled to be joining the Bellarmine Faculty where, in addition to teaching language courses in French and Italian, he plans to continue his research on Samuel Beckett and Dante. He also looks forward to the opportunity afforded by the Merton Archives at Bellarmine and, specifically, envisions a research project on Beckett and Merton that develops the ideas of religion, solitude, silence, and failure in both authors’ works.
A product of study abroad himself, both professionally and personally, Dr. Carrière encourages all of his students to spend time abroad and has had success locating public and private grants to help students finance their studies overseas.