Adrianne Barbo Earns Fulbright Fellowship
Westlake High graduate will teach English in Morocco
Adrianne Barbo, a 2002 Westlake High School graduate, has been awarded a 2012-13 Fulbright Student Fellowship.
Barbo, a graduate teaching assistant in The Ohio State University’s Department of French and Italian, will teach English at a university in Morocco.
While in Morocco, Barbo will be doing research for her PhD dissertation, doing comparative work between Arabic and French literature written during the period of French colonization of the Maghreb. Barbo will also be studying Moroccan Arabic. She specializes in North African Francophone literature and culture, Beur literature, and Islam in France.
Barbo graduated Magna cum Laude from Ohio State in 2006 with a bachelor of Arts degree in French/Comparative Studies. While there, she earned a Price Traveling Scholarship through the Dijon Study Abroad Program and the Universite de Bourgogne in Dijon, France, in 2005. She went on to earn a Masters of Arts in French: North African Francophone Literature/Culture, Medieval French, Linguistics/Translation in 2008 from Ohio State, where she was also a language instructor.
She has taught high school English in Marseille, France, twice. She also was a Critical Language Scholarship (Arabic) recipient through the U.S. State Department in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2010.