Associate Professor of French
Traveler, cultural explorer, reader – moving and stepping out softly
Writing – with the body as in dance, with words as in novels – allows for a working through of one’s engagement. Witnessing and reading others in movement and on the page create spaces to imagine different responses, other actions, more involvement in questions governing existence and the directions that societies can follow and develop.
As a traveler to other regions of the world, to real and imaginary places, I hope to better understand for myself and in others the differences that enrich our interconnectiveness.
- Language acquisition; Composition and conversation (with SL); Literature and culture: surveys -Middle Ages–present; La France and le monde francophone; Fins de siècles: Problématiques de l’Autre; Le 19e siècle et ses représentations coloniales; Histoires de femmes; Francophonie dans tous ses états.
- Courses taught in English: France and its myths; Francophone women and their Writings, with SL, co-listed with Women's Studies; Rwandan Stories (Honors course); I to I .
- In South Africa: Leaders in Grassroots Organizations: Social Analysis and Community Development co-taught with S. Penderis, Lecturer, UWC; & Theology of Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Justice – facilitator for Chris Ahrends, former Chaplain to Archbishop D. Tutu and CEO, Desmond Tutu Peace Centre.
- Independent study: Representations of Madiba Nelson Mandela in French literature