George Lucas Educational Foundation

Dr. Jennifer Fraser

Author and Educator

Whether academic, dramatic, or fictional, all of Fraser’s literary production revolves around the ways in which we define ourselves in relation to influential and seductive power structures. With a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Fraser’s passion for the written word spans English, French and Italian and ranges from the classics to contemporary fiction. Her first book, Rite of Passage in the Narratives of Dante and Joyce, explored literary initiation whereby an author transformed from a reader to a writer of culture; her second book, Be a Good Soldier, investigated modernist novels and their engagement with children, grief, and war. Her trilogy of hard-hitting plays look at issues that concern youth: Her forthcoming book, Teaching Bullies: Zero Tolerance on the Court or in the Classroom tells the story of fourteen students who reported to the Headmaster they were being bullied by teachers only to find themselves publicly humiliated and re-victimized by administrators and educational authorities. We have zero tolerance for peer-bullying; we must have zero tolerance for bullying done by teachers and coaches.

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  • Bullying Prevention

    What Neuroscience Reveals About Bullying by Educators

    Neuroscientific evidence suggests lasting damage to the brains of teenagers subject to the so-called benefits of "tough love" practiced by educators.