Brian Norman '99,
Major: French, Women's studies, environmental studies, English minor
"In my classes, I aim to train students in the art of careful thought and attentive reading so that they can ask big questions of the world and be equipped to pursue them, be it about a pressing political issue of the day or an enduring question of what it means to be human. And to know that such big questions have been asked before, if we know where to look. The biggest reward in my teaching is that moment when a student pauses mid thought and returns to her book to think anew about a difficult topic of discussion.