French graduate student Dantzel Cenatiempo successfully defended her dissertation “Sartorial Code-Switching: Vestiary Identity Performance and Female Celebrity in Paris, 1832-1939” to earn her PhD in French Studies with a certification in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies.
Dantzel grew up in Lake Stevens, Washington and attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah graduating with a bachelor’s in French and a minor in Studio Arts 2D (mixed media painting and drawing). Dantzel’s parents... Read more
On October 31st Jean Beaman visited the UW and gave a talk based on past and current ethnographic research in the Parisian metropolitan region. Beaman discussed how racial and ethnic minorities understand and respond to their racialization in a context in which race and ethnicity are not legitimate or acknowledged. Beaman described how racial and ethnic minorities are “citizen outsiders,” as evident of France’s “racial project” (Omi and Winant 1994), which marks distinctions outside of explicit... Read more
Anna Sulc, a senior completing a double degree in French (BA, honors) and Oceanography (BS) received the Míċeál Vaughan Award for 2019-2020. This prestigious award was created by Professor Emeritus Míċeál F. Vaughan of the UW English department to support travel to primary research libraries and archives for projects involving European texts. Anna grew up in Southern California and... Read more
Starting in Summer 2020 there will be a new direct exchange program to the Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada. This program is specifically geared to students who would like to focus on French language acquisition. It is tailored to each student's language level, and allows them to take content courses designed for speakers of French as a foreign language. The École de langues de l'Université Laval offers a... Read more
On Nov. 6th, seven UW alumni who graduated with degrees in various foreign languages came to campus to take part in a panel discussion to offer advice and answer questions about their careers and how studying a language can impact one’s career and life post-graduation. French & Italian Studies advisor Sabrina Tatta, organized the event along with Spanish & Portuguese Studies, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Scandinavian Studies, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, Asian... Read more