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Nancy Backes, Ph.D.

Dr. Nancy Backes is a retired professor and former chair of the English department at Cardinal Stritch University, where she taught a variety of literature and writing courses. Her teaching and research specialties involve marginalized populations. Previously taught Osher courses are “Race and Identity in Nella Larsen’s Passing” and “Zitkála-Šá and the Only Good Indian.” She recently completed a term on the executive committee of Modern Language Association’s Age Studies Forum.


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