The Department of French and Italian

French & Italian Graduate Student Organization

FIGSO is the student-led French and Italian Graduate Student Organization. They host several events during the 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 invites 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!

2018-2019 FIGSO Officers

President, Heather Sanders
Vice President, Amanda Bush
Treasurer, Brendan Kaufman

Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid (GAFA) Committee Student Representative
• Sarah Le Pichon

Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) Student Representatives--French Linguistics, French Studies, Italian Studies
• Josh Griffiths
• Andrea Blatz
• Sam Gaglio

Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Representative
• Vanessa Fanelli

French Film Festival
• Heather Sanders & Andrea Blatz

Undergraduate French Play Directors
• Josh Griffiths & Amelia Wells

Working Papers Series/FIGSO Journal
• Stephanie Brynes
• Marylise Rilliard

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

Explore UT Coordinator
• Jim Law & Laetitia Zembski

Graduate Student Recruitment Hospitality

Undergraduate Research Coordinator
• Francesca Beretta

Social Events Coordinators
• Marylise Rilliard 
• Rachel Poulin

Wellness Committee
• Sam Gaglio
• Amanda Bush

  • Department of French and Italian

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    Austin, TX 78712-1800