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Martin Horst
May 2, 2017
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. Martin gathered research and conducted interviews with Moroccan students while studying abroad at Al Akhawayn University.  Martin was able to attend the Colloqium in part due to funding... Read more
Hailey Burgess
April 26, 2017
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.  In addition Hailey was also recently accepted to the... Read more
Associate Professsor Susan Gaylard
April 21, 2017
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... Read more
French and Italian flags combined in a speech bubble
April 18, 2017
Use your summer to improve your language skills, prepare for Fall Quarter, and set yourself up to study abroad! We offer a variety of French language classes, Italian language classes, and content courses during Summer Quarter. Our first year intensive classes are a great way to learn French or Italian quickly and require no prior language ability. See below for our full list of French and Italian classes, and check out UW Summer... Read more
Hailey Burgess
April 3, 2017
Hailey Burgess, a doctoral candidate in French studies recently attended the graduate student conference “Crossing Borders, Breaking Walls” at Indiana University. At the conference she presented a paper from the second chapter of her dissertation which focuses on animals in Gustave Flaubert’s Salammbô. Hailey’s dissertation focuses on 19th century French and Francophone-Postcolonial literatures, using the theoretical framework of Animal Studies to situate her close-readings and analysis.... Read more
poster with a boat on open ocean, club information
March 28, 2017
The UW French Cinema Club has announced its screenings for Spring Quarter! French Cinema Club presents a series of films about immigrant and refugee stories in the francophone world. Movies from France, Canada and Senegal will be screened every first and third Tuesday of the month, until May 30th. The first screening will be held Tuesday, April 4th at 5:30 pm in the Allen Auditorium (Allen Library North). Free food and refreshments always offered! To see the full list of... Read more
Husky 100
March 20, 2017
The 2017 Husky 100 were recently announced and French & Italian Studies is proud to have two French majors and one minor among the recipients. The prestigious award recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW. The Husky 100 students actively connect what happens inside and outside of the classroom and apply what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities and... Read more
purple grad cap with scroll
March 20, 2017
2016-2017 Graduates, join us for our departmental Graduation Gala on Friday, June 9th at 4.00pm! It will be held in Communications 202/204. We will serve light antipasti and drinks, socialize and celebrate your accomplishment! Business casual attire. If you plan on attending, please RSVP by e-mailing advisor Sabrina Tatta at as soon as possible. Due to the size of the venue, we ask that graduates limit... Read more
nighttime view of Campo de' Fiori
March 14, 2017
 Extended Deadline: Thursday, 23 March 2017 Live, work and study in Rome while interning at the Rome Center! Your paid apartment is in the heart of the city, with all utilities provided! Help other students integrate into their study abroad programs, provide information and general support to faculty and guests staying in the center, and practice your Italian. The internship dates have changed from a one-year program to an optional 6-... Read more
group of eight panelists posing
March 3, 2017
On February 23rd, French & Italian Studies partnered with the Slavic Department to host a Career Panel for language majors. Eight panelists participated in the event, representing an array of different backgrounds and careers. In addition to describing their personal experiences as multilingual people in the workforce, the panelists shared what they think are the most important ideas to keep in mind while job searching as a language major. These include volunteering, job shadowing, ... Read more