Catherine Léglu is a medievalist specialising in Occitan and French literature. From 2011 to 2019, she was a professor of medieval French and Occitan literature at the University of Reading in the UK, where she headed the department of modern languages and European studies. Prior to this, she held the post of director of postgraduate education at the School of Literature and Languages of this university and School Director for Research.
Before joining Reading, Ms. Léglu was attached to the departments of French studies at the University of Bristol and at Queen’s University in Belfast. She also taught at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.
Professor Léglu holds a PhD in medieval Occitan and French literature from the University of Cambridge and is of French-British nationality.
In September 2019, she took office as the Vice-Rector for academic affairs of the University of Luxembourg.