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Renato Alvim

Renato Alvim

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Professorial Lecturer

Portuguese Language - Lusophone Cultures & Literatures - Brazilian Cinema

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202-885-6880
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Lilian Baeza-Mendoza

Lilian Baeza-Mendoza

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Professorial Lecturer

Professor Lilian Baeza-Mendoza is a native of Chile, but she has spent most of her life in the US. She holds a BA from George Mason University and a MS from Georgetown University. During her years as an educator, she has focused on Golden Age Theater... [More]

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202-885-2383
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Naomi Baron

Naomi Baron

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Executive Director, Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

Professor Baron is interested in electronically-mediated communication, writing and technology, and the history of English. A former Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Fellow, she has published seven books. Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile Wo... [More]

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202-885-2455
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Julia Belopolsky

Julia Belopolsky

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Instructor

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202-885-6302
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George Berg

George Berg

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Senior Professorial Lecturer

Professor Berg has served as a faculty advisor for the Arabic Club and faculty supervisor for visiting Fulbright student teaching assistants for the past two years. His teaching and research interests include empirical research in applied linguistics... [More]

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202-885-2382
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Tania Burton

Tania Burton

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

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Carmen Cacho

Carmen Cacho

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Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Carmen Cacho has a PhD in Contemporary European Studies. She has taught language courses at the universities of Denver, Washington and Georgetown. She is interested in Spanish culture and contemporary political and economic issues in Spain and Eu... [More]

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202-885-6287
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Ranieri Moore Cavaceppi

Ranieri Moore Cavaceppi

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Senior Professorial Lecturer

Professor Cavaceppi teaches various levels of Italian at American University, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced conversation and composition courses. As the primary instructor at AU, Professor Cavaceppi supervises the independent study p... [More]

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202-885-1468
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Luis Cerezo- Ceballos

Luis Cerezo- Ceballos

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Cerezo designs, evaluates, and implements audiovisual technology for second language learning. He is the author of Talking to Avatars, a computerized tutor that allows students to learn Spanish by interacting with pre-filmed actors. His empirical... [More]

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202-885-6277
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Usasi Chatterjee

Usasi Chatterjee

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Senior Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Usasi Chatterjee holds a PhD in French from McGill University. Her PhD thesis topic "Yves Bonnefoy et la phenomenologie du dire poetique" highlights her ongoing interest in French literature. Her interests also include literature and cinema of Qu... [More]

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202-885-6336
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Gorky Cruz

Gorky Cruz

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Adjunct Instructor

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202-885-2374
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Chip Gerfen

Chip Gerfen

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Professor and Department Chair, World Languages & Cultures

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202-885-2385
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Ludy Grandas

Ludy Grandas

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Professorial Lecturer

Ludy Grandas’ research interests include issues of national identity in Latin America and in the Hispanic communities in the U.S. Her teaching interests include the Studies of Culture in Latin America, the Studies of Culture in Hispanic populations i... [More]

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202-885-2434
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Naima Hachad

Naima Hachad

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Assistant Professor

Research: Hachad’s research interests include questions of language, diasporic identities, and representations of the body in Francophone literature and visual arts of the Maghreb and the Caribbean; Postcolonial theory

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202-885-1458
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Consuelo Hernandez

Consuelo Hernandez

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Associate Professor

Professor Consuelo Hernández teaches courses on 20th century Latin American Literature, Poetry, Central America, Colombia and Afro-Latin America. She has around 50 publications in prestigious journals. Professor Hernández has published works such as ... [More]

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202-885-2345
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Cristina Hernandez Gil de Lamadrid

Cristina Hernandez Gil de Lamadrid

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Instructor

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Esther Holtermann

Esther Holtermann

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Senior Professorial Lecturer

Professor Holtermann is interested in immigration, day labor and the Latino community. She teaches language and topic courses in Spanish at American University, and is currently the assistant director for the Spanish Elementary Programs. Growing up... [More]

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202-885-2390
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Alina Israeli

Alina Israeli

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Associate Professor

Professor Israeli received her PhD in Slavic Linguistics from Yale University. Prior to coming to the United States she received a BA equivalent in Russian Language and Literature from Leningrad State University. A specialist in both Russian linguist... [More]

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202-885-2387
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Karina Jeronimides

Karina Jeronimides

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Professorial Lecturer

Professor Karina Jeronimides Krilla was born in South America but was raised in Italy and France. She speaks five languages fluently and has lived and studied in Europe, South America and the United States. She obtained a PhD In French from Yale Univ... [More]

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202-885-6374
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Rana Kateeb

Rana Kateeb

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Instructor

Professor Kateeb, Arabic Language Instructor, has a BA in English for Specific Purposes and an MA in Applied Linguistic from Jordan University of Science and Technology. She has previously taught various levels of Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine... [More]

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202-885-6339
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Kenneth Knight

Kenneth Knight

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Professorial Lecturer

Interests: L2 Japanese phonology; minority languages of Japan; diaspora and language attrition; minority languages and national language policy

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202-885-6337
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Elizabeth Lang

Elizabeth Lang

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Senior Professorial Lecturer

Elizabeth Lang has taught at AU since 1991 and now coordinates the intermediate French program in LFS. Her primary interest is in political, economic, social and cultural issues in Francophone Africa, and international development. She does extensive... [More]

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202-885-2342
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Kristin Velleman Maloney

Kristin Velleman Maloney

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Senior Professorial Lecturer

Professor Kristi Velleman holds a BA from the University of Virginia and a MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from American University.She began instructing Spanish at American during her graduate studies in 2003 and teaches Elementary and Inte... [More]

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202-885-2344
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Juliana Martinez

Juliana Martinez

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Professorial Lecturer

Professor Martínez specializes in the representation of violence in Latin America in both film and literature, focusing primarily in the work of Colombian novelist Evelio Rosero. She also works on gender studies and queer theory within the Latin Amer... [More]

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202-885-2586
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