Lorenzo Giachetti is Director of the French and Italian Language Program. He teaches all levels of French and Italian, and an upper-level course he designed on French Language in Media and Politics. With Hedwige Meyer, he co-authored the North American edition Défi francophone (Éditions Maison des langues, 2021).
Lorenzo earned his Ph.D. in French from Stanford writing a dissertation challenging the exclusiveness of positive values in Albert Camus’s solar humanism. He has published work on Camus, the "adjunctification" of higher education, and his current research focuses on student advancement and retention in the foreign language classroom. Before coming to UW in 2015, he taught French and Italian and worked as a study abroad adviser at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA.
- “Unionizing Adjunct and Tenure-Track Faculty at Notre Dame de Namur University,” with Marianne Delaporte and Kim Tolley in Professors in the Gig Economy: Unionizing Adjunct Faculty in America, ed. Kim Tolley (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018): 104-122.
- "A Psychogeography of the Monstrous in Le Premier Homme" in A Writer's Topography: Space and Place in the Life and Works of Albert Camus, eds. Jason Herbeck and Vincent Grégoire (Leiden: Brill/Rodopi, 2015): 117-134.
Summer 2020 B-term
Summer 2019 A-term
Summer 2018 B-term
Summer 2017 B-term
Summer 2016 B-term
- French Teaching Professors Publish New French Language Textbook - October 6, 2021
- Congratulations to the Class of 2021! - June 14, 2021
- KING5 News Sits in on class discussion of recent Paris attacks - November 17, 2015