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Dauphine Sloan

Senior Professor of Practice, Graduate Studies Advisor
Dauphine Sloan

Dauphine Sloan is Senior Professor of Practice and Graduate Studies Advisor at the Payson Graduate Program in Global Development, Tulane University.  She received her Doctorate in Sociology and Masters in Applied Modern Languages (English/Russian) from the University of Paris, as well as a post-graduate degree (DEA) in Soviet and East European Studies from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.  At Payson, she teaches international political and economic relations, development theories and strategies since 1945, organizational leadership and management in developing countries, as well as courses focusing on Africa and the francophone developing world. Before her appointment at Payson, Dr. Sloan was the director of the French Language Program and lecturer at the Department of French and Italian at Tulane, where she taught courses on French society, institutions, and media, as well as French language.  She was previously Assistant Director of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in Washington, DC.  Subsequently, she managed the ACE Program (Action for Cooperation in the field of Economics) in Brussels, a European Union assistance program to the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe, funding research projects on all aspects of the transition from planned to market economies.

Primary Classification: 
  • Ph.D., University of Paris, 1984 (Sociology with a specialization in Soviet and East European studies)
Academic Experience: 
  • Senior Professor of Practice, Payson Center for International Development, Tulane University, 2014-present
  • Professor of Practice, Payson Center for International Development, Tulane University, 2009-2014
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Payson Center for International Development, Tulane University, 2004-2009
  • Professor of Practice, Department of French and Italian, Tulane University, 2006-2011
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of French and Italian, Tulane University, 2004-2005
Selected Publications: 

Dictionary of Political Parties and Organizations in Russia, Significant Issues Series, CSIS, Washington, DC, September 1992, co-editor. A guidebook to the more than 120 parties that have emerged in Russia since 1987.

"Evolution of Soviet Literary Policy, 1956-1987", Revue d'Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest, Paris, Fall 1987. An analysis of the relationship between politics and literature in the USSR, with an emphasis on the changes initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev.

The Writer and the Soviet System: Interaction between Non-Conformist Writers and Society since the Twentieth Party Congress (1956-1984), Doctoral Dissertation, 1984.  An analysis of Soviet writers' complex relationship with the State in the post-Stalinist era. Particular emphasis is placed on non-conformist writers and their impact on state and society.  Ideology, censorship, state publishing and financial controls over the writers are contrasted with active political opposition, literary techniques to avoid censorship, underground publishing and patterns of mutual assistance in the non-conformist community.

Country Experience: 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Czech Republic
Ivory Coast

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