Diane Richard-Allerdyce

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Chair and Faculty of the Humanities & cu
    • Organization:Union Institute & University
    • Area of Expertise:Gender studies, feminisms, poetry, Lacan
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      Area(s) of expertise: Gender studies, feminisms, poetry, Lacan
      Summary of expertise:
      Diane Allerdyce, Ph.D. is Chair and Faculty of the Humanities & culture (HMS) major of the Ph.D. program in interdisciplinary Studies at Union Institute & University, where she has taught since 2008.

      She has extensive experience as a National Trainer for the Classroom of Difference program of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and is a member of the Florida-based ReThinkHaiti Task Force on Educational Reform.

      Dr. Allerdyce is also a trained poetry therapy facilitator.
      Books/articles published:
      Dr. Allerdyce is the author of a scholarly book, Anaïs Nin and the Remaking of Self: Gender, Modernism, and Narrative Identity (University of Northern Illinois, 1998). She has published articles, essays, book reviews, and poems in local, national, and international journals. She has been a featured poet on the Unitarian Universalists Poets Cooperative web page.
      Her book House of Aching Beauty: Selected Poetry and Prose on Haiti, Heartbreak & Healing was released in 2012 by EditionsPerleDesAntilles. Diane’s current book project is a novel, Hurricane Dreams, set in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

      Awards/associations/memberships:
      2015 Jennifer Bosveld Poetry and Social Justice Award
      2009 National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT) Outstanding Achievement Award
      2007 National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT) Distinguished Service Award
      2007 Red Wheel Barrow Prize by Pudding House Publications for “Whatever It Is I was Giving Up.”
      Past-President of the National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT)
      Co-Founder of the Florida-based non-profit organization Center for Education, Training & Holistic Approaches, Inc. (CETHA), which operates the Toussaint L’Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice in Delray Beach, Florida.

      Prior media experience:
      Dr. Allerdyce was recently quoted in Women's Male Allies Can Contribute to #MeToo Solutions published by Globoforce.com.
      Educational background:
      Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida,
      M.A. and B.A. in English from Florida Atlantic University.
      References:
      Dr. Karen Schuster Webb, President, Union Institute & University
      Interests:
      In addition to Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, gender studies, feminisms, and poetry, her research interests include international educational outreach efforts, particularly in Haiti, where she has authored and facilitates a support program for teachers, Teaching by Heart in Haiti.

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