Education: B.A., Spanish, Southern Connecticut State University; M.A., Spanish, Emory University; Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Emory University.
Teaching and Research Interests: Linguistics; human rights; translation; and how language shapes the human experience, consciousness, and cultures. Connects students to Peru to work with indigenous communities in schools, clinics, and communities, through service, health campaigns, and research projects, and promotes civic engagement. Leads courses and directs internships in Spanish-speaking countries. Emphasizes that language is more than a tool, but also what we are made of. Awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a program to enable students to work and study in Peru for one month. Currently developing a certification program in interpreting.
Education: A native speaker of Chinese, he received his Ph.D. in modern Chinese literature and culture from the University of British Columbia.
Teaching and Research Interests: Twentieth century Chinese literature and film, modern Chinese intellectual history, and contemporary Chinese social and intellectual issues. He has published extensively in both Chinese and English on issues in modern Chinese literature, culture, and history. He is currently working on a book manuscript on contemporary Chinese avant-garde fiction.
He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Asian Research at UBC and as Visiting Assistant Professor at Lehigh University before joining Nazareth.
Education: A native speaker of French and Spanish, he received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Contemporary French Theater with a minor in Contemporary Latin American Literature.
Teaching and Research Interests: Prof. Carrasco has been teaching French and literature for thirty years. Teaching French goes beyond language acquisition skills; it exposes students to another world of culture, and allows them to discover the aesthetic values of a literary text and the universal bridges between themselves and the works of art. An accomplished playwright, he has written and produced plays in French, Spanish, and English.
Education: Mireille received her Ph.D. from Stanford University. She also is an alumna of the University of Maryland, at College Park, where she received her MA, and of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, rue d' Ulm, in Paris.
Teaching and Research Interests: French literature, francophone and film studies, cultural trends in contemporary France, and advanced composition and conversation courses. Research interests include immigration, politics and the novel; ethnicity, identity and human rights in contemporary literature and film; images of women in contemporary French and Francophone cinema; literary and film theory.
Before relocating to Rochester, she taught at the University of Delaware, Maryland and Stanford University. She is the Director of the French House and the French Club Advisor.
Education: A native speaker of German, she received her Master of Science in 2004 from the Rochester Institute of Technology with concentrations in programming and databases.
Professor Deir is also currently the Director of the College's Emerson Language Lab, specializing in technology and language acquisition.
Education: A native speaker of Italian, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a thesis on Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello.
Teaching and Research Interests: Teaching since 1978, Prof. Vitti-Alexander believes in closely associating with her students for a fuller appreciation of the language and culture of Italy. In addition, she has accompanied students abroad through the University of Michigan Summer program in Florence for 18 years. She is presently running a summer program for Nazareth in Pescara.
Education: Paola is an Italian native speaker specialized in teaching Italian as a foreign language. She received her Master’s in Italian Language Pedagogy from Ca’ Foscari University, Italy and her Master’s in Italian Language and Literature from Indiana University Bloomington. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Modern Languages in Italian and German at Middlebury College at Mills with a dissertation on the use of film in the Italian language classroom.
Teaching and Research Interests: Italian language pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, Italian language and culture through film and literature.
Before joining Nazareth, she taught at Johns Hopkins University and Indiana University Bloomington.
Education: Professor Chacon obtained her Ph.D. in Contemporary and Indigenous Literatures and Cultures of Latin America at The Ohio State University with a dissertation on urban chronicles in Mexico post-NAFTA.
Teaching and Research Interests: Internet studies, e-literature, and cultural uses of cyberspace in Latin America (and by Latin@s in the United States); mass media, contestatory movements in social media and consumer culture; gender and identity; Mexico-USA cultural exchanges; Central American post-war literature and culture. Her first career was as a journalist where she worked on radio, TV, and press media in Costa Rica, her native country.