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Thomas DiPiero

Dean and Professor in Dedman College


Thomas DiPiero, whose academic interests range from the psychoanalysis of race and gender to French literature, is the new dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and professor in the Departments of English and World Languages and Literatures.

DiPiero is a recognized authority on Harper Lee's classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Learn more. audio icon video icon

DiPiero is the author or co-editor of three books: White Men Aren’t (Duke University Press, 2002); Illicit Sex: Identity Politics in Early Modern Europe, edited with Pat Gill (University of Georgia Press, 1997); and Dangerous Truths and Criminal Passions: The Evolution of the French Novel 1569-1791 (Stanford University Press, 1992). He served as editor of the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies (University of Pennsylvania Press) from 2005-13, and has written several book chapters, as well as numerous journal articles.

He previously was dean of humanities and interdisciplinary studies in the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering and professor of French and of Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. He will join SMU on Aug. 12, 2014.

Can Discuss:

  • Psychoanalysis
  • Race and gender
  • Early modern French literature
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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