Alison A. Haveman received her M.A. in French literature from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2006. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis, also through UW-Madison, entitled Interpreting the Theatrical Body and its Familial Ties in Denis Diderot's Eighteenth Century French Social Drama, which examines Diderot's theories on acting and audience reception in eighteenth-century French theater. Her research interests include Performance Theory, Theatricality in the novel, Sensibilité, Commedia dell'Arte and Pantomime.
- Bachelor of Arts, French and Studio Arts, Calvin College
- Master of Arts, French Literature, University of Wisconsin at Madison
- PhD – ABD, French Literature, University of Wisconsin at Madison
- French 101, French I, Hope College
- "Moral and Social Restructuring through Universals in Denis Diderot's Theatrical Works". TROPOS [Michigan State University] 2010: Web.
- "Forming the Sociable Citizen: Appealing to Intense Emotions on the French Stage" at the Northeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (NEASECS) Annual Meeting, Wesleyan University, October 11-14, 2012.
- "The Theatrical and Emotional Body: Pantomime, Sentimentality and Family as Identifying Mechanisms in Denis Diderot's Theater" at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 16-19, 2011.
- "Moral and Social Restructuring through Universals in Denis Diderot's Theatrical Works" at the 10th Annual TROPOS Graduate Student Conference, Michigan State University, October 10, 2009.
- "Engaging the Spectator through the Universal in Denis Diderot's Le Fils naturel and Le Père de famille" at the 21st Annual GAFIS Symposium, University of WisconsinMadison, April 4-5, 2008.
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
- American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
- Northeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (NEASECS)