Lorenzo Giachetti

Associate Teaching Professor of French

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PDL C-246
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By appointment


Ph.D., French, Stanford University, 2015
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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 editions of Défi francophone 1 (2021) and Défi francophone 2 (2022). 

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.


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