Jacqueline Cousin-Desjobert studied in a preparatory class for the École Normale Supérieure-Lettres at the Lycée français Charles de Gaulle and at King's College, London. She received a Fulbright scholarship to take up a post as a teaching assistant in the French department of Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, USA. There she also studied American political science. Owing to her teaching experience, she began research for her doctoral thesis on a famous English Renaissance pedagogue, Richard Mulcaster, under the direction of Professor Marie-Thérèse Jones-Davies, présidente honoraire de la Société Française Shakespeare. She benefited from the Erasmus programme to carry out her research at the University of Warwick, at Oxford as well as in London. She obtained her PhD from the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne. Jacqueline Cousin is a member of the Société Française Shakespeare, of the Société Internationale de Recherches Interdisciplinaires sur la Renaissance, of The Society for Renaissance Studies, and she has contributed articles, mainly on education, theatre and sports to a Dictionnaire Shakespeare, dir. Professor Henry Suhamy, Paris: Éditions Ellipses, 2005 .