University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics

Faculty - Marielle Macias Aunave


Marielle Macias Aunave

Lecturer of French

  • M.A. University of Vermont
  • C.V.
Area of expertise

Sports in Society: The Women’s Tour de France; 19th & 20th century French Literature; French cinema

Contact Information
Email: Marielle Macias Aunave
Office: 542 Waterman

Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 12:50-1:50; and by appointment

A native of the South of France, Marielle Macias Aunave studied in the French Alps and earned a Master's in American and British Literature from the Université de Savoie, France. In 1994-95 she was an exchange-student at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque specializing in Native American Literature. She pursued her studies in French Literature and earned a Master's from UVM in 1998 which lead to her teaching in the Williston Central School in Williston, Vermont. She was a professional cyclist from 2003-2007 and raced both in the U.S. and Europe. She competed in the Grande Boucle Internationale Fé minine, Tour of Aude, Tour of Bretagne, Montreal world cup and the Tour of Grand Montreal. She is currently focusing her research on the women's Tour de France conducting interviews with professional cyclists and examining the inequalities of sponsorship between male and female racers.