Lesley Yoder

Senior Lecturer


100 Bay State Road, Room 309
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2011 Ph.D. Boston University (French Language and Literature)
2001 M.A. Bowling Green State University (French Language and Literature)
1998 B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University (English Literature; French)


Lesley Yoder has been teaching for the Writing Program in various capacities since 2008 and has taught all levels of the writing sequence, from WR 097 to WR 150. Her background in foreign language acquisition has led Dr. Yoder to focus her teaching primarily on BU’s international student population, with writing seminars centering on topics of translation, immigration, and self-writing. She is currently Co-Chair of the Curriculum Committee and has served on the Editorial Board of the WR journal since 2013.

Other research interests include: nineteenth-century French literature, the figure of the poète maudit, creativity and madness, translation studies, and the journal intime.

Dr. Yoder is also a nationally recognized calligrapher who has had her work featured on greeting cards and in print.

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