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!

2016-2017 FIGSO Officers

President, Josh Griffiths
Vice President, Stephane Hotz
Treasurer, Vanessa Fanelli
Fundraising, TBA
Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid (GAFA) Committee Student Representative
• Robert Bucci

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

Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Representative
• Brendon Kaufman

French Film Festival
• Maxence Leconte

Undergraduate French Play Directors
• Jim Law
• Sarah Anderson
Working Papers Series/FIGSO Journal
• Caitlin O'Neil
• Elisa Valentini
• Laëtitia Zembski

Speaker Series--French Linguistics, French Studies, Italian Studies
• Caitlin O'Neil
• Vanessa Fanelli 
• Sarah Le Pichon

Explore UT Coordinator
• Laetizia Zembski 

Graduate Student Recruitment Hospitality
• Elizabeth Mayne
• Fanny Macé

Undergraduate Research Coordinator
• Maxence LeConte

Social Chair
• Stephanie Brynes

  • Department of French and Italian

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    Austin, TX 78712-1800