French, education, and comparative literature. Contemporary French fiction and drama. Samuel Beckett, Raymond Queneau. Literature and painting. Francophone literature and culture of Africa and Haiti. Cross-cultural literacies.
Founder and Director, Family Literacy Lesotho and Famni Ki Li Ansamn.
Stanford University, Ph.D.
Stanford University, M.A.
University of Chicago, M.S.T.
College of William & Mary, M.A.
Awards and Honors
"Hale Scholars" scholarships named for me by Coalition for Courage for boarding school scholarships in Zimbabwe (see attached newsletter) (2012)
First prize for "Reading in Khubetsoana," Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association photo contest, photo displayed at JFK Library for 50th Anniversary Peace Corps Celebration (2011)
Brandeis Pluralism Alliance Grant for $400 awarded to Families Reading Together (2010)
Brenda Meehan Socia Justice in Action Grant for $400 for Famni ki li Ansamn / Families Reading Together (2010)
Phront (Brandeis Student Philanthropioc) Grant for $2000 awarded to Famni Ki Li Ansamn and Brandeis Haiti Initiative (2010)
Rotary International Foundation, $11,800 matching grant to Lesotho Family Art & Literacy Centre (2008)
Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant for work at Lesotho College of Education, $11,000 (2006)
W. K. Kellogg Foundation, $20,000 grant to Family Literacy Lesotho (2006)
Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant for work at Lesotho College of Education, $10,378 (2005)
Whos Who in America (2003 - 2001)
Whos Who in the World (2003)
Jeannette Lerman-Neubauer '69 and Joseph Neubauer Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Counseling, $5,000 (2001)
Who's Who in American Women (1998)
Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship, $6,041 (1995 - 1998)
Executive Board, Samuel Beckett Society (1992 - 1995)
Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to Senegal, $18,565 (1992 - 1993)
National Endowment for Humanities Travel to Collections Grant (1989)
Marver and Sheva Bernstein Faculty Fellowship (1988 - 1989)
Dana Faculty Fellowship (1985 - 1988)
Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities (1983 - 1984)
Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter, College of William & Mary (1970)
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|EL||94a||Experiential Learning Practicum|
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|FREN||155b||Contemporary Theater: Literature or Performance?|
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|FREN||165b||Subsaharan Africa and the French Language|
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