Margot Irvine teaches French and European Studies at the University of Guelph. Her research focuses on French women's writing in the late nineteenth-century. Her work has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her 2008 book, Pour suivre un époux, les récits de voyages de couples au XIXè siècle français, was awarded the book prize of the Canadian Association of University and College Professors of French and was a finalist for the Raymond Klibansky Prize. She is co-founder and co-editor of the journal Nouvelle Revue Synergies Canada.