Lorenzo teaches all levels of French as part of a major curricular realignment to the task-based method following internationally recognized proficiency standards. He coordinated the transition to a new textbook and program at the Intermediate level in 2016/17, and is currently developing a new curriculum for the Advanced level. 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.
- "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.
- “Notre Dame de Namur University: Strategizing to Unionize the Faculty and Increase Shared Governance,” with Marianne Delaporte and Kim Tolley in Professors in the Gig Economy: The Unionization of Adjunct Faculty in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming).
Summer 2017 B-term
Summer 2016 B-term
- KING5 News Sits in on class discussion of recent Paris attacks - November 17, 2015