Dr. Fouts currently resides in the United States, where she is now a US citizen. She was born in Uganda and grew up in Kenya. She moved to the United States in 1986 to pursue a degree in Liberal Arts at the College of Wooster, Ohio. She obtained her M.A. at Miami University, Ohio, specializing in Francophone-African Literature. She later attended The Ohio State University, where she received her Ph.D. in French, with a focus on contemporary francophone African theater inspired by indigenous ritual performances and Critical Theory.
Thereafter, Dr. Fouts was a senior lecturer at The Ohio State University’s department of African American and African Studies where she taught courses in Contemporary Black Drama, African Literature, and Swahili. She is currently Director of African Languages at the Center for Languages Literatures and Cultures at OSU, where she continues to teach various levels of Swahili. In Uganda, Dr. Fouts is actively engaged in improving access to quality educational resources in various elementary schools within her village community of Bujuuko.
For the past four years, Dr. Fouts has served as Resident Director for the Global May Uganda program at OSU. Her interest for the study abroad program is fueled by the desire to share her home country with others and by her concerns relating to human security and sustainable development in Uganda and worldwide. As an educator, she is interested in encouraging students from various disciplines to reflect further on their place as citizens of their own countries, and as citizens of the world.
Students will learn how Ugandan society provides for its people in order to secure survival, livelihoods, dignity and overall development. This Study Abroad course will introduce students to the beautiful…