Barbara attended the Institut des Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris during her Sweetbriar Junior Year in France, holds a B.A. (Honors) in History from Northwestern University; an M.A. (International Relations) from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Medford, MA; a M.P.A. with distinction (Public Administration) from The Maxwell School, Syracuse University, & an interdisciplinary social science Ph.D. from the Maxwell School. She studied ballet in Chicago, Bharat Natyam in New Delhi, and Bugaku in Tokyo.
One of Barbara's continuing interests is storytelling as a
community function. Her dissertation explored "The Storytellers of
Everyday Life: Journalists, their Craft & their
Recently, she published the 3rd edition of her college text, City Lights:Urban-Suburban Life in
the Global Society (Oxford University Press, 2010) and
has started two new projects. A book project which is far along--
A Taste of Southwest France: an American who likes to cook and
relate anecdotes. Plus, she is conducting research
concerning why adults change their deeply-held opinions or ideas,
particularly in the realm of politics and religion.
Until he died in January, 2012, she enjoyed walking along the
banks of the river Lot in La Toulzanie with the nearly
bilingual and totally bicontinental dog, Jack la Lang-ue, a
Coton du Tuléar rescued in California, and listening to authors
talk about their books in Berkeley, California, where she lives
8.5 months each year. She looks forward to walking another doggie
down by the Lot soon!
The Officers & Staff of Latitude
Latitude's Board of Directors is composed of the following people, all part-time or full-tiime residents of the Departement du Lot:Tim H. Teninty, Président/President, La Toulzanie (Lot) & Berkeley, CA, US
Mei Sun Li is assistant to the director in the Bay Area,