Renee Faubion

Department: Honors College

Renée Faubion earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in British and American literature from the University of New Mexico.  In a previous life, she studied Russian and French literature, earning a B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio and an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Kansas.  (Can you tell that she enjoyed school?)  Renée has taught in the Honors College at UNM for about twenty years.  She believes that college isn’t just a place where you train for a job (admittedly, an important consideration) but also a place where—whatever our chosen field—we learn how to learn and how to make new ideas.  Renée’s courses focus on the overlap between literature, philosophy, and culture, addressing topics including the nineteenth-century gothic and the social construction of serial murder.  She is particularly interested in how cultures use literature to construct knowledge and notions of truth.