Cheryl Toman, associate professor of French, women’s studies and ethnic studies and interim director of the Ethnic Studies Program, recently was awarded the Brown Foundation Fellowship at the Dora Maar House in Menerbes, France for this fall. During this time, she will work on her second book, which discusses women writers of French expression from Gabon. The fellowship is awarded to well-known scholars and artists to finish a major work, to be completed in residence at the Dora Maar House (affiliated with the Houston Museum of Fine Art). The award includes residency in France, travel and an award stipend.