Molly Travis

Associate Professor of English


Office: Norman Mayer Room 217

Telephone: (504) 862-8169

Fax: (504) 862-8958


Molly Abel Travis is an associate professor of English and Associate Dean for International Programs in Newcomb-Tulane College.  She is also a participating faculty member in the Gender and Sexuality Studies program, the Film Studies program, and the program in Digital Media Production.  She has published essays on narrative theory, reception theory, media theory, and gender and race in 19th- and 20th-century American, British, and South African literature and culture.  Her first book was Reading Cultures: The Construction of Readers in the Twentieth Century (1998).  Professor Travis's current projects include a book manuscript,  "Imagining the New South Africa: Narratives of Nation in a Global Culture." Professor Travis has been involved in numerous institutional efforts at Tulane to reform the undergraduate curriculum: she chaired the President's Task Force on Teaching (1996-97) and the President's strategic planning committee on the undergraduate experience (1998-99).  In addition, she served as Director of the Office of Service Learning (2004-06).  Professor Travis received the 1999 Tulane Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.  She is the recipient of awards from the Mellon Foundation (1990), the National Endowment for the Humanities (1994), and the Louisiana Board of Regents (1999).  In 2001-02, she served as a consultant for the National Humanities Center to develop and participate in an interdisciplinary faculty development seminar in New Orleans.


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000