Research Areas

Restorative Justice; Women’s Rights in India; Health care of Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan; Care of the Homeless; Poetry


Ph.D., Harvard University

M.A., Radcliffe College

M.F.A., Boston University


Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

The Unpredictability of Light

The Path Through Grief

Marguerite Bouvard

Marguerite Bouvard

Marguerite Bouvard

For many years, Marguerite was a professor of political science at Regis College and a director of poetry workshops. She is multidisciplinary and has published 17 books, numerous articles in the fields of political science, psychology, literature and poetry. Both her poetry and essays have been widely anthologized.

Marguerite has received fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute, the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women and from the Puffin Foundation. She has been a writer in residence at the University of Maryland and has had residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Yaddo Foundation, the Djerassi Foundation, the Leighton Artists’ colony at the Banff Centre and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Marguerite’s activities as a resident scholar include organizing the first Tillie K. Lubin Symposium, as well as sponsoring lecture series on women and human rights and on environmental racism. Marguerite was also a founding editor of the All Sides of Ourselves publication series. She continues to organize panels for Women’s History Month and has had two collaborative exhibits at the Dreitzer Gallery and one at the gallery in the Women’ Studies Research Center.

Current Projects

I am researching and interviewing people for a book I’m working on called Moral Heroes and Heroines.

Representative Publications

Bouvard, Marguerite. The Invisible Wounds of War: Coming Home From Iraq and Afghanistan.

Three poems in the Journal of Kentucky Studies.