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Tracey Adams

Assistant Intructor |
HRH 4.168

Education: M.A. in French Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Bilingualism, Language Contact, Sociolinguistics

David Barny

Assistant Instructor |
HRH 4.102C

Education: M.A. in English, American Civilization concentration, Université d'Orléans, Orléans, France

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Joshua Griffiths

PhD. Candidate | Assistant Instructor

j DOT griffiths AT utexas DOT edu |
HRH 4.170

Education: M.A. in French Linguistics, UT Austin

Interests: Phonology, Corpus Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Cognitive Science

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Karina High

Assistant Instructor |
512-471-9618 |
HRH 4.148

Education: M.A. French, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Comparative and Diachronic Romance Linguistics; Language Variation and Contact; Grammaticalization; Sociolinguistics.

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James Law

(on leave)
Assistant Instructor |
512-471-9427 |
HRH 4.142

Education: M.A. in French Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Diachronic syntax and semantics, corpora, cognitive linguistics, Construction Grammar

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Fanny Macé

Walther Scholar 2017-2018 |
HRH 4.110

Education: M.Ed. (Master Enseignement), Teaching English as a Second Language, Université de Tours

Interests: Critical Discourse Analysis, Semantics, New Media & Digital Culture, Political Communication, Interdiscursivity

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Elizabeth Mayne

Assistant Instructor |
512-471-8458 |
HRH 4.128

Education: MA in French Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Interests: pragmatics, second language acquisition, memetics, semiotics, computer-mediated communication

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Rozen Neupane

Assistant Instructor |
512-471-9636 |
HRH 4.150

Education: M.A. French, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Sociolinguistics, language contact, Québec, South Asian languages

Rachel Poulin

Graduate student |
HRH 4.102A

Education: B.A. in French and Francophone Studies; B.A. in Global Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Marylise Rilliard

Assistant Instructor |
512-471-8771 |
HRH 4.102C

Education: M.A. in English Studies, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France

Interests: Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism, Language Contact, Language Variation, Second Language Acquisition

Liron Shlesinger

Graduate student

Lamia Trifi

Graduate student

French Studies

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Andrea Blatz

Assistant Instructor |
HRH 4.130

Education: B.A. in French and Linguistics, Colgate University

Interests: North Africa, Postcolonialism, early cinema

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Stephanie Brynes

Assistant Instructor |
512-471-5390 |
HRH 4.158

Education: M.A. in French Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: modernist literature, women's literature, autofiction, and questions of memory, gender, and identity

Molly Deaver

Graduate student

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Valentin Duquet

Walther Fellow |
HRH 4.102A

Interests: Literature & Politics, 19th-21st century; Orientalism; La Méditerranée & The European Midi

Noemie Hamaide

Graduate student

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Sarah Le Pichon

Assistant Instructor |
HRH 2.114 (main office)

Education: MA French, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: 19th century; epistolarity; life writing; trauma-informed teaching; inclusive pedagogies; critical pedagogy

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Maxence Leconte

Assistant Instructor |
512-471-8540 |
HRH 4.134

Education: M.A in French Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, B.A in European History, Université Catholique de Lille.

Interests: Cultural and Literary studies, 19th and early 20th century ; spectacular realities, modernity and physical culture in France. Gender studies and masculinities.

Emily Martin

Walther Fellow

Education: M.F.A. in Poetry and Translation, Columbia University

Interests: 20th and 21st Century Literature; Poetry, Short Prose Forms, and Hybrid Genres; Cinema; Translation; Literature and Linguistics

Kathleen Nelson

Walther Fellow

Education: M.A. in French and Francophone Studies, California State University, Long Beach

Kevin Nonin

Graduate student

Heather Sanders

Graduate student

Education: M.A. in French Language and Literature, Boston College

Interests: 19th and 20th century literature; cinema; literary theory; narratology; adaptation studies; genre studies

Keith Wagner

Walther Fellow |

Education: B.A. in Applied Romance Languages, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Interests: French literature, Francophone literature, French language pedagogy, Non-native francophone writers, français comme langue d'adoption, translingual writers, bilingual writers, Eastern European diasporas, literatures of exile, Franco-Romanian relations, Romania and la Francophonie, Southeast European francophony (Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, and the former Ottoman Empire), historical sociolinguistics, translation studies, technical translation, literary translation, spoken-language interpretation

Amelia Wells

2016-2017 Walther Fellow

512-471-8682 |
HRH 4.102A

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Laetitia Zembski

PhD Candidate / Walther Fellow |
(512) 471-8250 |
HRH 4.126

Education: M.A. Romance Languages-French Literature & Civilization / M.A. Spanish Literature, University of New Orleans

Interests: 19th Century Lit./ Courtesans in French Literature, Culture and Arts / WGS/ Autobiography/ Memoirs / French Fashion

Italian Studies

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Arianna Avalle

Teaching Assistant |
HRH 4.132

Education: B.B.A. in Marketing with a minor in European Studies, Texas Tech University

Interests: Literary and Virtual Tourism, Travel Literature, Media Convergence, Women's studies and Destination Marketing

Francesca Beretta

Assistant Instructor

Education: M.A. in Language and Linguistics, Lancaster University, UK

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Robert Bucci

Assistant Instructor |
512-471-8628 |
HRH 4.154

Education: M.A. in Italian Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Connecticut

Interests: Dante, Ecocriticism, Aesthetics, Medieval and Early Modern Italian Literature, Leopardi

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Guido Capaccioli

Assistant Instructor |
HRH 4.176

Education: Laurea Magistrale, Università degli Studi di Firenze

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Vanessa Fanelli

Assistant Instructor |
512-471-9464 |
HRH 4.140

Education: Laurea Triennale, Università degli Studi di Milano

Interests: Italian cinema, women and gender studies, gender inequality, and modern Italian panorama

Carlos Fernandez

Graduate student

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Samuel Gaglio

Assistant Instructor |
512-475-6438 |
HRH 4.156

Education: M.A. Italian Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Italo Calvino, Postmodernism, Postwar Italy, Pedagogy

Dylan Gilbert

Graduate student

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Altina Hoti

Ph.D. Candidate, Assistant Instructor |
401-924-4771 |
HRH 4.172

Education: Italian Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Nineteenth-century nationalism and feminism in Italy and the Balkans; the writings of Dora D’Istria; Arbereshe literature; Catholic and Muslim religious orders and nineteenth -century Italian and Albanian nation-state formation; Ottoman literature; gender and science in early-modern Venice; Italian neorealist films; gender discourse and violence in 20th century film.

Pasquale Palmieri

Ph.D. Candidate, OGS Fellow

Interests: Early Modern History and Culture, Book History and Print Culture, Early Modern Italian Literature, Eighteenth-Century European Culture

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Claudia Pisano

Assistant Instructor |
HRH 4.178

Education: M.A. in European, American, and Postcolonial Languages and Literatures, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

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Valerio Rossi

Teaching Assistant |
HRH 4.138

Education: M.A. in Cultural Enhancement of the Territory and the Landscape, Universita degli Studi di Milano & Universita degli Studi di Genova; B.A. in History, Universita degli Studi di Milano

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Elisa Valentini

Ph.D. Candidate |
512-475-6408 |
HRH 4.152

Education: M.A. in Protection of Human Rights and Cultural Heritage in the Mediterranean Region and Eurasia, University of Bologna (Italy); M.A. in Italian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Early Twentieth-Century Italian Cultural and Scientific History, Early Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde, Italian Futurism, Ardengo Soffici

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Patrick Vilim

Assistant Instructor |
512-475-9461 |
HRH 4.182

Education: STB Theology, Università Gregoriana, Rome, ITALY, MA Italian Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Medieval Italian cultural & religious history, Francis of Assisi, Boccaccio's Decameron, Italian cinema, Italian identity, and Italian nationalism

  • Department of French and Italian

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