Carnegie Mellon University

Bianca  Brown

Bianca Brown

Education: MSEd University of Pennsylvania, Intercultural Communication. BA Williams College, Political Science and Asian Studies.


While at Williams College I studied Mandarin Chinese and then immersed myself in Turkish when I moved to Muğla on a Fulbright grant. I formalized my “street” Turkish during my master’s degree, also taking Uzbek and Azerbaijani classes, and then moved to Milan where Italian became my world language focus.

Language study has consistently formed the backbone of the communities that have influenced me the most. Past topics of interest include how language culturalization affects international student experiences, and how language learners negotiate intercultural competencies.

  • Study Abroad and Language Immersion Programs
  • Less Commonly Taught Languages, Turkic Languages
  • Translanguaging and Language-Learner Identity
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Turkey 2014-2016

Department Member Since 2021