S. Allen, Ph.D.
B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
I have always been fascinated by language—its power and its beauty—and I believe this fascination was what led me to study linguistics and literature. In graduate school, I studied medieval literature and the history of English. Since then, I have become more and more interested in language as a social tool to effect changes in the world. My courses in Language and Prejudice and the Literature of the Holocaust reflect these changing interests. Outside of school, I am the mother of a college-age daughter and the owner of two dogs, all of whom brighten my life.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY: I am a member of the Executive Board of the Interfaith Council on the Holocaust where I work to plan programs throughout the city of Philadelphia on Holocaust education.