Margaret McColley′s research is currently devoted to 19th and 20th century francophone women′s travel to Tibet, India, and North Africa. She is also interested in the intersections of travel writing and colonial studies, environmental studies, and religious studies. She teaches courses in language, literature, and culture. Recent courses include "Notions of the Exotic in the Age of Exploration and Empire" and "The Colonial Gaze".
Ph.D. University of Virginia, French Language and Literature
M.A. University of Virginia, French Language and Literature
B.A. Rutgers University, French and History
French 102 Elementary French
French 202 French Connections
“A New Geography of Home: The Letters of Alexandra David-Néel and Ella Maillart.” Gender and Displacement: The Representation of ‘Home’ in Contemporary Francophone Women’s Autobiography, Ed. Nathalie Edwards and Christopher Hogarth. Newcastle-on-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2008.
“Where the Heart Lies: Alexandra David-Néel’s ‘Home’ in the Himalayas.” The Woman’s Journey: Essays on Travel Literature and Theory, Ed. Kristi Siegel, New York: Peter Lang, 2004.