Dr. Robin White

Assistant Professor of English and French
Students of Language Adviser
International Programs Coordinator


B.A., French Literature, The Evergreen State College; Certificates: Rural Community Development, United States Peace Corps, Cotonou, Benin and Agriculture Extension, United States Peace Corps, Bamako, Mali; M.A., French Literature, Louisiana State University; Diploma: Pensionnaire Scientifique Etranger, Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon, France; Ph.D., French Literature, Louisiana State University


French literature; Composition studies; Children’s literature; Cultural studies; Second-language Acquisition


Courses Taught:

English 101 & 102: Composition
English 210: Themes in Literature

  • Caribbean Literature

English 212: Literature for Teachers
French 101, 102, 201, 202


Conference Presentations:

“Bayou Region French Activists,” Invited Session of the American Association of Anthropologists, New Orleans, LA

“Eloi Landry Plantation Log: A Reading of Acadian Material Culture,” The Symposium of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Madison, GA

“Creole Contradictions: A Reading of Sidonie de La Houssaye’s National Ethnic Fallacies in Les Quarteronnes de la Nouvelle-Orleans (1895), Southern Comparative Literature Conference


“George Rapp and the Harmony Society,” Translation from the French and Introduction. Communal Societies: Journal of Communal Studies Association, Vol. 30:1.

Reader for Advanced Placement, French, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 2011.

Complete resume


256 B Peltier Hall

Telephone:  985-448-4854

Email:  robin.white@nicholls.edu