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Dr. Marie Line Charles-Galley, a teacher at the full French Immersion school of Académie Lafayette in Kansas City, Missouri, will present a talk titled “Haitian Identity through Contemporary Literature” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 30 via Zoom. Get the Zoom link at alp.mst.edu/news-and-events.
Charles-Galley is originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She spent her elementary and secondary school years alternating between Port-au-Prince and Chicago, and she become bilingual at an early age. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint Xavier University in Chicago. Upon graduation, she spent a year in Haiti teaching English as a second language, then she studied in Mexico for a master’s degree in comparative literature. She next earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Ph.D. in romance languages from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2018.
Charles-Galley’s thesis is a study of the literature from the West African country of Togo: from its early beginnings in the 1920s to its more contemporary and current authors. In addition to presenting at conferences, she has written a book review and other opinion pieces regarding contemporary Haitian writers.
The talk is part of a speaker series hosted by arts, languages and philosophy (ALP). Learn about additional events at alp.mst.edu/news-and-events.