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Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies; Director, World Languages Center

Research Topics:

Applied linguistics, French syntax and pragmatics, grammar of spoken vs. written French, sociolinguistics, teacher training, curriculum development.

Current Research Project:

Language teaching and teacher identity, Contextualizing the teaching of language and culture.

Recent News/Talks:

  • Led AAUSC panel session, “Collaborations Beyond Language Programs,” with Cheryl Krueger (University of Virginia) and Nicole Mills (Harvard), at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention, Washington, DC, November 2019.
  • Gave keynote address, “Language Centers: Loci of Innovation and Sustainability,” at the ADFL Summer Seminar West, Spokane, WA, May 2019.
  • Gave presentation, “Modern American Perspectives on Paris: Travel Essays,” at the NEMLA Conference, Washington, DC, March 2019.
  • Upcoming talks:
  • Will participate in the ADFL panel, “Department Chairs and LPDs: Facilitating Productive Collaborations,” at the MLA Convention, Washington, DC, January 2022.
  • Will lead discussion session, “Overcoming Language/Literature Bifurcation,” at the at the MAPS Leadership Institute: Why Humanities Now, virtual, June 2021.
  • Will give invited virtual lecture, “Connecting Language and Content within Course Design,” at the Yale University Language Center, April 2021

Recent Publications:

  • Perspectives on Teaching Language and Content. Co-authored with Cheryl Krueger and Nicole Mills. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.
  • “Language Centers: Loci of Innovation and Sustainability.” To appear in the ADFL Bulletin, 2021, volume 46:2.
  • “Preface: The Trajectory from Volume to Journal.” Co-authored with Carl S. Blyth and Sally Sieloff Magnan. Second Language Research and Practice, 2020, volume 1:1: pp. 1-5.

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Undergraduate Research Projects:

Arielle Ahrendts, (CSSH) “Histoires Modernes de Paris: Idealization vs. Reality” Summer 2020, Base Camp Project(URF)