Philippe Baillargeon

Seminar Director

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Caroline Heafey

Assistant Director

Greetings! My name is Caroline Heafey and I am a Ph.D. student in the English department at UMass Amherst. Originally from western Massachusetts, I have returned to the area after spending some years in New York. My research focuses primarily on 20th-century Irish women writers, transnational modernism, sound studies, and trauma studies. If any of those subjects are of interest to you, I am always happy to have a chat. Having studied abroad in Paris and Dublin, I am beyond excited to be traveling to Oxford for the first time as the program’s Assistant Director for summer 2021!

Victoria Disalvo

Junior Dean

Hi! I'm Victoria, a Junior Dean for 2021's UMass Oxford Summer Seminar. I graduated from UMass during the Fall of 2019, where I received my BA in Psychology. I am currently a graduate student at UMass studying Higher Education. As an undergraduate, I had the pleasure of participating in the 2018 Oxford Summer Seminar and I have been working with the program ever since! Relationships I made in Oxford with friends and professors are some of the most important I have made in my lifetime. I am so looking forward to the 2021 program and I especially can't wait to meet you all!