Though only being a member of the Nicholls faculty for a short time, Dr. Alexis Fabrizio’s unique and up-beat teaching style has quickly made her a favorite amongst Nicholls students. Dr. Alex Fabrizio’s ENGL 101 students collaborated with South Lafourche High School’s college-bound seniors for a semester-long service-learning partnership. In the partnership’s first phase, ENGL 101 students used their expertise in writing personal narratives to create multimodal projects. In their projects, the 101 students suggested best practices for the seniors’ college application essays. Additionally, Dr. Fabrizio’s ENGL 102 students, in conjunction with the Student Government Association, visited the Whitney Plantation as part of their course theme “History in the Present.” Students discussed and practiced research in the disciplines, including field work and archival research.
Outside of the classroom, Dr. Fabrizio has worked diligently to publish her writing. In the Fall of 2019, Dr. Fabrizio presented her paper “Salkey’s ‘Sparks’ and Lamming’s ‘Roots’: Map-Making and Urban London in BBC Radio’s Caribbean Programs” at the Modernist Studies Association Conference. Additionally, Dr. Fabrizio’s article “V. S. Naipaul and George Lamming at the BBC: Reconsidering the Windrush Generation’s Political Art” will be published in ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature later this year.