Donovan Oldham

Graduate Teaching Assistant in French
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 2046
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594

Donovan Oldham graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 after obtaining a double major in Psychology and French, as well as a minor in Global and International Studies, with an emphasis in Gender Studies in East Asia. He spent two years living and teaching in France and Switzerland, and another 11 months substitute teaching (K-8), as well as teaching 1st grade classes during summer semesters at Kansas City based French immersion school “Académie Lafayatte.” During his first semester as a Master’s student and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the department of French and Italian at KU, Donovan has been seeking to specify his interests into manageable research topics often related to the fraternity between literature, cultural aesthetics, and contemporary societies. All the while, he also appreciates his luck, or at least a mix of luck and circumstances, that have provided him with genuine friendships, wide eyed chicanery, and cultural experiences that have led him to his current position of being financially and emotionally supported while “geeking out” over topics in which he has found great passion, meaning, and interest.


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