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author and professor Jean Beaman
December 16, 2019
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
Sandrine Zhao on a bridge in Paris
December 16, 2019
French Master of Arts student, Sandrine Zhao was awarded a scholarship from the Eugene Vance Endowed Fund which enabled her to participate in the Summer in Paris study abroad program this past August. While in France Sandrine went on field visits with undergraduate students, assisted the Program director Hélène Vilavella-Collins, and conducted... Read more
Quebec City
December 16, 2019
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
Dantzel Cenatiempo
December 16, 2019
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
Anna Sulc
December 16, 2019
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
cartoon of talking hands
November 18, 2019
Read this Opinion piece in The Daily by UW student Tiasha Datta on the importance of learning another language. Italian Lecturer and advisor Sabrina Tatta is quoted!
Conor Cunningham
October 16, 2019
Read about French minor Conor Cunningham, who received a Boren Undergraduate Scholarship to study in Latvia!
UW Climate Survey
October 8, 2019
We want to know about your experience a the University of Washington. Share your thoughts and help create a better living, learning & working environment for every Husky. It’s confidential. Find out more and take the survey here. Your voice matters! We want to hear from every undergraduate, graduate and professional student and every faculty and staff member. The greater the response, the better the UW will... Read more
Italy Tri Colored Map
August 9, 2019
Due to the fact that all of the ITAL 101 sections were full we have added another section for autumn quarter! Want to learn Italian and fulfill your foreign language requirement or earn VLPA credit? Register for Elementary Italian - ITAL 101 E on MTWThF at 11:30am-12:20pm now! Email frenital@uw.edu for questions or assistance... Read more
Dean's medalists with Dean Bob Stacey
August 8, 2019
Read the College of Arts & Sciences Perspectives Newsletter feature "Student & Superlatives" by Nancy Joseph about the 2018-2019 Dean's Medalists, including one of our French majors, Ashley Beeman!

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