• The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 2.15, Arts Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth

    Australia

20022019
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Personal profile

Biography

Bonnie completed her PhD in French Studies and History at the University of Western Australia focusing on gender identity in contemporary French Caribbean literature. She currently teaches in the areas of French language and French and francophone literature in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Bonnie also has extensive experience teaching English as a foreign language.

Roles and responsibilities

Deputy Head (Education Admin), School of Humanities
Associate Editor, "Essays in French Literature and Culture"
Editorial Advisory Board Member for "Archipelies", Université des Antilles-Guyane

Funding overview

UWA Multimedia Innovation Grant 2005
UWA Research Grant 2006
UWA Teaching Fellowship 2005, 2008, 2013
UWA Research Development Award 2009
UWA Improving Student Learning Grant 2012
UWA Teaching Relief Grant 2016

UWA Research Accelator Scheme Pilot Project 2019 (CI Ned Curthoys)

Previous positions

Macquarie University, Sydney (2003)

As part of my role at UWA:
Equity and diversity advisor (2008-2011)
Arts faculty CATLyst (Arts representative for the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning) (2009-2010)

Advisory Board Member, Tuart College (2010-2018)

Convenor of French Studies (2013-2018)

Current projects

I am currently working on a new project focusing on contemporary Haitian poetry, in particular that of Rodney Saint-Eloi.

Teaching overview

Courses taught

  • Beginners French (FREN1401/1402)
  • Twentieth and Twenty-First Century French Intellectual Thought (FREN2001)
  • Francophone Caribbean Literature (FREN3814)
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching French as a Foreign Language (FREN4102)

Teaching awards

  • UWA Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education Excellence in Teaching Award (2018)
  • Australian Awards for University Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2017)
  • UWA Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Award – High Commendation (2017)
  • UWA Excellence in Teaching Award (2015, 2018)
  • UWA Student Guild’s Student Choice Award (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • UWA Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Awards (2004, 2009, 2014)
  • Finalist, UWA Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Awards (2012, 2016)
  • UWA nominee for national Excellence in Teaching Awards (2006, 2011, 2015, 2016)
  • Additional UWA Excellence in Teaching Award nominations (2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Nomination for UWA Faculty of Arts Excellence in Research Supervision (2015)

Research

Francophone Caribbean literature
History, memory and trauma studies
Twentieth-century French intellectual thought
Gender Studies
Teaching and learning

Languages

English
French (near-native)

Keywords

  • Caribbean Literature
  • French And Francophone Literature
  • Memory And Trauma
  • Gender Studies
  • Education
  • French Caribbean and francophone literature
  • Gender issues and French feminism
  • History and memory
  • Teaching and learning

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Research Output 2002 2019

The Colonial Fortune in Contemporary Fiction in French by Oana Panaïté, Reviewed by Bonnie Thomas

Thomas, B., 7 Jun 2019, In : New West Indian Guide (NWIG). 93, 1-2, p. 154-155

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Open Access

Culture, Cuisine, and Cannibalism: Maryse Condé's Mets et merveilles

Thomas, B. L., May 2018, In : The French Review. 91, 4, p. 71-82 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rodney saint-Éloi: Writer and publisher of the “whole-world”

Thomas, B., 1 Nov 2018, In : Small Axe. 22, 3, p. 28-36 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Haiti
writer
career
publishing house
dual role

Rodney Saint-Eloi: Writer and Publisher of the 'Whole-World'

Thomas, B., Nov 2018, In : Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism. 57, p. 28-36

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Writer
Montreal
Haiti
Poetry
Residents

Connecting Histories: Francophone Caribbean Writers Interrogating Their Past

Thomas, B., 2017, Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. 176 p. (Caribbean Studies)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Projects 2006 2016