Marcia Gaudet is Professor of English Emerita and a Lifetime Fellow of Center for Louisiana Studies at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she was founding director of the Ernest J. Gaines Center. Her book, Carville: Remembering Leprosy in America, was awarded the 2005 Chicago Folklore Prize. Her other books include Porch Talk with Ernest Gaines, "This Louisiana Thing That Drives Me": The Legacy of Ernest J. Gaines, and Ernest J. Gaines: Conversations.
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Carville’s Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice
with Pam Fessler and Marcia Gaudet
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