Marie Fernandes

Marie Fernandes
  • Lecturer, Wolof

Contact Info

Bailey Hall 9
1440 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


Marie is a PhD Candidate in Public Policy Analysis at the Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences, Southern University & A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA. She holds an M.A. in Public Administration, from the same university, a B.A. in English Studies, African Literature and Civilization, from Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal.
Marie has been teaching Wolof at KU since the Summer of 2019 and has previously taught Wolof at Southern University as a Fulbright FLTA and at the University of Florida. Marie’s research interests include second language acquisition and cultural awareness, gender and development, maternal health and child mortality. Her current research focuses on a spatial analysis of mental health expenditures in the State of Louisiana.