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Barbara Anne Klaw, American language educator. Northern Kentucky University summer fellow, 1991, 94, 97, American Philosophical Society grantee, 1997; National Endowment of the Humanities grantee, 2001-2004.


Klaw, Barbara Anne was born on March 22, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


Bachelor cum laude in French, Northern Illinois University, 1979. Postgraduate, Northwestern University, 1983. Master of Arts in French literature, University Pennsylvania, 1985.

Doctor of Philosophy in French, University Pennsylvania, 1990.


Teaching assistant, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1982-1983; teaching assistant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1983-1984, 84-85; teaching assistant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1986-1987; lecturer, Université de Dijon, Dijon, France, 1985-1986; lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, Phila, 1987-1988; teaching assistant Penn-in-Tours program, Faculté des Lettres, Tours, France, summer 1988; assistant professor French, Northern Kentucky U., Highland Heights, 1990-1996; associate professor, Northern Kentucky University, since 1996. Faculty advisor International Student Union, Northern Kentucky U., 1991-1998. Participant committee for modification of training program for new teaching assistants Northwestern University, spring 1983.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Le Paris de Beauvoir. Editor, translator: Diary of a Philosophy Student, 2006. Member editorial board Women in French Studies, 1999^.

      Member advisory board Simone de Beauvoir Studies, 2002^. Numerous presentations in French and on French subjects. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Modern Language Association, Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association, Midwest Modern Language Association, Simone de Beauvoir Society, Alliance Française de Cincinnati, American Association Teachers French, Kentucky Council Tchg. Foreign Langs., American Council Tchg. Foreign Langs., Women in French (treasurer since 1992).