- World Languages
Faculty members put their knowledge into action so students and others are able to benefit from it. Recently, faculty published journal articles, presented at domestic and international conferences, and much more.
This semester, the LRC (Language Resource Center) has been crafting Instagram reels spotlighting the World Languages department faculty.
Professor Brezault presented at an international conference in Dakar in Nov 2023 on African literature and Ecology. Her paper was entitled: “Afrofuturism, performances and environmental dystopias: In search of a new ecopoetics of place.”
Associate Professor and Co-Chair World Languages, Cultures, and Media Department Eloise Brezault hosted two renowned Senegalese artists whose work has been nourished by political and social activism to keep democracy alive in Senegal. The artists spent two days on campus, visiting classes and speaking with students about the importance of art and activism in their work.
Robin Rhodes, director of ESOL and multilingual student academic support in World Languages, Cultures, & Media, gave a presentation at the Symposium on Second Language Writing, Oct. 26, in Tempe, Arizona. Her presentation was titled: Pedagogical Redesign in Higher Education ESOL: Racism, Antiracism, and Multilingual Identity.
Brook Henkel, Associate Professor of German Studies and Digital Media & Film, recently presented new research on West German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder at the annual German Studies Association...
As a recent recipient of the Francophone Mobility Chairs from uOttawa, Professor Brezault gave a keynote talk on October 12, 2023, at the University of Ottawa entitled: “Masquerade and Corporality among some African Performers: In Search of a New Ecopoetic Consciousness of Place.”
Gisele El Khoury, the Director of the LRC, participated in the Inaugural Workshop on Collaboration titled "Upstate South Asia: Citizenship, Comparison, & Equity" at Syracuse University on October 7th, 2023. This event facilitated discussions that united the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium (NY6) and Syracuse University (SU) to delve into various aspects, including research, teaching, language, and local and international engagements.
Derek Sherrange ’23 is a new kind of multi-hyphenate. He’s a first-generation honors student, an activist-academic, a multilingual global change maker, and most recently, a Fulbright Scholarship award-winner.
Faculty members put their knowledge into action so students and others are able to benefit from it. Recently, faculty shared their expertise at conferences and published journal articles examining artificial intelligence, credit card best practices, research supported through national geographic and science foundation grants, and much more.