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literature and language professor

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea was American literature and language professor. Named Outstanding Woman in Literature, Texas American Association of University Women, 1978; Ford Found grant, 1983, National Endowment of the Humanities grant, 1978, 1980. Member of Middle East Studies Association North America (president elect 1984), Texas Institute Letters.

Background

Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock was born on October 21, 1927 in Milwaukee.

Education

Bachelor, Reed College, 1949. Postgraduate in English,, Mount Holyoke College, 1949—1950. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1954—1956.

Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Plattsburg, 1994.

Career

Lecturer Department, English, Center Mid Eastern Studies, University Texas, Austin, 1975—1999, Smithsonian Study Tour Morocco, 1982, 1984. Professor emeritus English and Center Middle Eastern Studies University Texas, Austin, 1999—2008. Consultant National Public Radio, 1982—2008, Indiana Broadcasting Associate, Concord, Massachusetts, Mellon Foundation Project Women and Social Change, Smit College.

Board directors American Near East Refugee Aid, Washington, American-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Washington. Speaker Texas Union Ideas and Issues Committee, 1977, 82, Liberal Arts College Forum, 1979.

Works

Membership

Member of Middle East Studies Association North America (president elect 1984), Texas Institute Letters.

Connections

Married Robert A. Fernea. Children: Laura Ann, David, Laila.

spouse:
Robert A. Fernea

child:
Laura Ann Fernea

child:
David Fernea

child:
Laila Fernea