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B.A., Loyola UniversityM.A., University of North CarolinaPh.D., University of North Carolina
Dr. Maria Hebert-Leiter is a Lecturer in the English Department, teaching sections of composition and the survey of early American literature. Her research includes studies of ethnic representation in American literature and greatly influences her discussion of diversity in the United States in her classes. In 2016, she participated in the NEH Summer Institute on Ernest J. Gaines and the Southern Experience as a guest scholar, and her publications include Becoming Cajun, Becoming American: The Acadian in American Literature from Longfellow to James Lee Burke (LSU 2009) and Images of Depression-Era Louisiana: The FSA Photographs of Ben Shahn, Russell Lee, and Marion Post Wolcott (co-authored with Bryan Giemza, LSU 2017).