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Alumni Profiles

These French and Italian Studies Alumni have shared the paths they followed after graduation, how their languages have fit into their careers, and why they think the knowledge of foreign languages is beneficial.

Lauren Moses

2016, JSIS and French. Teaching Assistant in France: TAPIF

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Watch this fascinating clip of Assistant Professor Maya Smith speaking about her education and her journey to multilingualism. This video was taken for the online course Humanities 201: Introduction to the Humanities and featured in this article from the Perspectives Newsletter.

Martin Horst

Martin Horst, a French and Linguistics double major presented a research poster for his French Honors Thesis  at the Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium (CULC) in Ithaca, New York on April 29-30. Martin's thesis explores the interplay of language attitudes and national identity in Moroccan students.

Hailey Burgess

French Doctoral Candidate Hailey Burgess was recently awarded an Elizabeth Kerr Macfarlane Endowed Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year (Sept 27, 2017 – June 8, 2018).  The $5,000 scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to highly deserving students in the Humanities. 

Associate Professsor Susan Gaylard

Our very own Susan Gaylard, Associate Professor of Italian Studies has been awarded three fellowships for the upcoming year! Professor Gaylard has won the Renaissance Society of America-Kress Bodleian Library fellowship for research at the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, this summer. Professor Gaylard has also won a fellowship from the the Harry Ransom Center at the Univeristy of Texas, Austin, for archival research next year. She will also be a fellow with the Simpson Center Society of Scholars for the 2017-2018 academic year.