Cody Case (FLAS Fellow, French 2011) discovered his love for French and francophone culture through Canada studies FLAS fellowships. The FLAS permitted him to conduct ethnomusicology research on popular music in Montréal, Québec. He is currently teaching French at a K-8 charter school – Dekalb Academy of Technology and Environment – in Atlanta, Georgia where he uses Québécois music and media to teach children French while introducing them to Québec culture.
Cody was a FLAS Fellow in French for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 academic years and for Summer 2007 and 2011. While a graduate student at the University of Washington, he developed a collection for the U.W. Libraries on hip-hop music in Québec – Québec Popular Music – and its connection to identity.
Funding for FLAS Fellowships is provided by a Center allocation from International and Foreign Language Education, U.S. Department of Education.