Karen Turman

Karen Turman

Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures (French)
Karen Turman
Karen Turman is a Preceptor of French at Harvard University.  She earned her M.A. (2008) and Ph.D. (2013) in French Literature with an emphasis in Applied Linguistics and the Certificate of College and University Teaching at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests include 19th-century Bohemian Paris, the representation of the Roma in literature and art, the Jazz Age in Paris, counterculture, popular culture studies, and teaching cultural competence to French language learners. Her most recent article entitled “Banana Skirts and Cherry Moons: Utopic French Myths in Prince’s Under the Cherry Moon” will appear in the Journal of African American Studies in 2019. Dr. Turman is course head for French 20, French 50, and French 61N. 

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