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department of romance languages & literatures French

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Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1988
Francophone Literature, Twentieth-Century French Literature, Theoretical Linguistics

Professor Gallimore's research focuses on Francophone Sub-Saharan African and North African literature, civilization, and linguistics. She has published two books, Le renouveau de l'écriture féminine dans l'oeuvre romanesque de Calixthe Beyala. L'afrique francophone sub-saharienne (Paris: L'Harmattan, 1997) and L'oeuvre romanesque de Jean-Marie Adiaffi. Le mariage du mythe et de l'histoire: fondement d'un récit pluriel (Paris: L'Harmattan, 1996), as well numerous articles in Etudes Françaises, Présence Africaine and other journals. Professor Gallimore has also co-edited two special volumes of Notre Librairie devoted to Francophone women's expression.

She is currently doing research on issues of gender in post-genocide Rwanda. She is the co-editor of the volume of essays on the Rwandan genocid published by L’Harmattan: Dix ans après: réflexions sur le genocide rwandais (2005). She has served as a Consultant on gender equality and development for UNESCO in 2005 and also recently on Women’s Rights Peace and Security in 2007. She is currently working on a book-length study of testimonies from Rwandan female survivors of the genocide.


Béa Gallimore received the 2012 President’s Faculty Award for Cross-Cultural Engagement
Béa Gallimore received the 2012 President’s Faculty Award for Cross-Cultural Engagement. The surprise announcement was made to her on April 3, 2012 by Dr. Christa Weisbrook from the President’s Office. Provost Brian Foster, Vice Provost for International Affairs Handy Williamson, and Associate Dean Ted Tarkow from the College of Arts and Science were also present when the announcement was made, as well as Department Chair Flore Zéphir, and colleagues Michael Ugarte, Mary Jo Muratore, and Carol Lazzaro-Weis.
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L'oeuvre romanesque de Calixthe Beyala

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