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Melina's Academic Credentials
(Essential for Every Belly Dancer, n'est-ce pas?)

 

 

 

  UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Ph.D., French Literature, August 1997. Dissertation: "Lady Philosophy and La Vieille: Old Women, Aging Bodies, and Female Authority in Late Medieval French Literature."

 

  UNIVERSITÉ DE GENÈVE
Diplôme des Etudes Supérieures Au Seuil de la Modernité, June 1995. Thèse de D.E.S.: "La Figure de la vieille dans la littérature du moyen âge tardif."

 

  UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
M.A., French Literature, December 1993

 

  WELLESLEY COLLEGE
B.A., magna cum laude, June 1991. Honors in the Major. Honors Thesis: "Duras: Ecriture du Désir."

HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, Dean of School of Arts  and Sciences,UPenn,1998

A.W. Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, 1996-7

Benjamin Franklin Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 1992-97

Recognition for Outstanding Teaching, Dean of School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1994

Phi Beta Kappa, Junior Year, Wellesley College, 1990

Freshman Distinction, Wellesley College, 1988