Classes with Dr. Louise Freeman
Before Hogwarts: Fantasy Works Influential to Harry Potter
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Louise M. Freeman, professor of psychology at Mary Baldwin University, will return for GMF '18! Dr. Freeman, who has taught at MBC for 18 years, will talk about PTSD in the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games trilogy, and Laurie Halse Anderson's novel "The Impossible Knife of Memory." She blogs regularly at Hogwartsprofessor.com and has been a frequent guest on the Mugglenet Academia and Reading, Writing, Rowling podcasts. Dr. Freeman also provides in-home behavior support services for special needs children. A behavioral neuroscientist by training, she has studied the role of hormones in sexual differentiation for most of her career. More recently, her research has expanded to include psychology and young adult literature. Dr. Freeman has given presentations on Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, Divergent and other young adult literature at JMU, Gonzaga University, Chestnut Hill College, Louisiana State University and UNLV.