Carl A. Brasseaux received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and holds a doctorate in North American Studies from the University of Paris (France). Well known as a researcher, editor, and translator in the field of French colonial and Acadian history, Dr. Brasseaux’s published works include four books and more than thirty articles in scholarly journals and collections. He is currently Assistant Director of the Center for Louisiana Studies at the University of Southwestern Louisiana.