Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages
Come experience both the intellectual and personal enrichment that comes with learning new languages—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish—and encountering the diverse cultures that they represent! Our course offerings at all levels are rich and varied, and there are opportunities for study abroad, service-learning in local and international communities, and numerous co-curricular activities. Our department features some of the most skilled teaching faculty on campus, and much of the department's research is aimed at acquisition of additional languages, and enhanced learning through literary and cultural studies as well as technology. The Department of Modern Languages offers students of every discipline a wide range of possibilities to engage with world languages and cultures.
We extend a warm welcome to our new visiting faculty member, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, and graduate students.
Igor Vishnevetsky (Ph.D., Brown University) Visiting Scholar from Russian State University for the Humanities, is a poet, novelist, and film director whose research interests include 19th, 20th, and 21st century culture, film history, music, and poetry. Among his recent works are the novel Leningrad and the award- winning film Leningrad.Vedran Dronjic (Ph.D., University of Toronto) A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, conducts research in psycholinguistics, language acquisition, and bilingualism.
Beginning their studies in the Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition are Qiong Li, Tianyu Qin, and Aurora Tsai.
Beginning their studies in the MA Program in Applied Second Language Acquisition are María-José Arrufat-Marquís, Zheng Gu, Kun Nie, Andrew Perlman, Melissa Tison, and Yuki Togawa.