Barbara attended the Institut des Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris during her Sweetbriar Junior Year in France, holds a B.A. (Honors) in History from Northwestern University; an M.A. (International Relations) from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Medford, MA; a M.P.A. with distinction (Public Administration) from The Maxwell School, Syracuse University, & an interdisciplinary social science Ph.D. from the Maxwell School. She studied ballet in Chicago, Bharat Natyam in New Delhi, and Bugaku in Tokyo.
One of Barbara's continuing interests is storytelling as a
function. Her dissertation explored "The Storytellers of Everyday Life:
Journalists, their Craft & their Consciousness."
Recently, she published
the 3rd edition of her college text, City
Life in the Global Society (Oxford University Press,
2010) and has
started two new projects:. a short book, in English, An American in the Quercy (to be
published in 2011), and
research concerning how adults might change their deeply-held opinions
particularly in the realm of politics and religion.
She enjoys walking along the banks of the river Lot in La Toulzanie
with the nearly bilingual & (totally) bicontinental dog,
Jack la Lang-ue, and listening to authors talk about their books in
Berkeley, California, where she lives 8.5 months each year.
The Officers & Staff of Latitude
Latitude's Board of Directors is composed of the following people, all part-time or full-tiime residents of the Departement du Lot:Tim H. Teninty, Président/President, La Toulzanie (Lot) & Berkeley, CA, US
Mei Sun Li is assistant to the director
in the Bay Area, California.