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About Molly Enz

According to French writer Marcel Proust, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.” My objective as a humanities educator is to provide students with the tools to broaden their horizons. I expose my students to a variety of ideas, values, practices, and perspectives they might not otherwise encounter in order to expand their worldviews and challenge them to think critically about the world around them. My research is interdisciplinary in nature and weaves together several areas of inquiry: nineteenth-century French literature, contemporary Francophone literature and cinema, postcolonial theory, and gender studies. I attempt to draw out how legacies of inequalities, power, and privilege have inflected notions of race, gender, identity and social change in French and Francophone literature and film written/produced/set in France’s former colonies of the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, South Dakota State University
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Grants

2016 - 2017 Fulbright Core Scholar in Senegal
U.S. Department of State
2016 - 2016 Research/Scholarship Support Fund
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
2015 - 2016 Academic Grant for Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
SDSU
2013 - 2013 Research/Scholarship Support Fund
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, SDSU
2013 - 2013 Women & Giving Grant
SDSU Foundation
2012 - 2012 Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
SDSU
2012 - 2012 Scholarly Excellence Grant for Faculty/Undergraduate Research
SDSU
2012 - 2012 Women & Giving Grant
SDSU Foundation
2011 - 2011 American Association of Teachers of French Small Grant
American Association of Teachers
2010 - 2010 Women & Giving Grant
SDSU Foundation
2008 - 2008 American Association of Teachers of French Summer Seminar Grant to Switzerland & Belgium
American Association of Teachers of French
2008 - 2008 New Ideas Teaching Fellowship
SDSU
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Member, African Studies Association
Member, American Association of Teachers of French
Member, Haitian Studies Association
Member, Modern Language Association
Member, South Dakota World Affairs Council
Member, Women in French
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Education

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Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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B.A., Concordia College - Moorhead
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Contact Information

Office Building: Wagner Hall
Room Number: 109

Mailing Address
South Dakota State University
Modern Language & Global Studies
SWG 109, Box 2275
Brookings, SD 57007

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Journal Articles (7)

Book Chapters (1)