The Department of French and Italian

French & Italian Graduate Student Organization

FIGSO is the student-led French and Italian Graduate Student Organization. We have many plans for the 2016-2017 academic year including a Working Papers Series where graduate students from our department can present work pertaining to French or Italian linguistics, literature, film, and culture. In the Fall and Spring, the Lecture Series will bring in scholars from around the country to host talks and workshops on topics in French linguistics, French literature, and Italian studies. In the Spring, we present our annual French play performed by French students at UT. We will also screen French films for the Film Series to be held throughout the year. Lastly, we will participate in Explore UT, where our graduate students run the French and Italian booth.

Check our departmental events calendar for upcoming FIGSO activities!

2017-2018 FIGSO Officers

President, Max Leconte
Vice President, Vanessa Fanelli
Treasurer, Brendan Kaufman
Fundraising, TBA
Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid (GAFA) Committee Student Representative
Ashley Voeks

Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) Student Representatives--French Linguistics, French Studies, Italian Studies
• Brendon Kaufman
• Yazz Fawaz
• Robert Bucci

Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Representative
• Rozen Neupané

French Film Festival
• Maxence Leconte

Undergraduate French Play Directors
• Amelia Wells
Working Papers Series/FIGSO Journal
Sarah Le Pichon
• Jim Law
• Sam Gaglio

Speaker Series--French Linguistics, French Studies, Italian Studies
• Tracey Adams
• Andrea Blatz
• Sam Gaglio & Vanessa Fanelli

Explore UT Coordinator
• Marylise Rilliard

Graduate Student Recruitment Hospitality
• Elizabeth Mayne
• Fanny Macé

Undergraduate Research Coordinator
• Ashley Voeks

Social Events Coordinators
• Marylise Rilliard 
• Stephanie Brynes
Wellness Committee
• Fanny Macé
• Tracey Adams

  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800
    512-471-5531