W&M Graduate and student of Spanish pays it forward

Lamar Shambley (class of 2010) and founder of Teens of Color Abroad

  Lamar Shambley (’10) founded Teens of Color Abroad which helps students of color in high school study abroad. See the full story here.

Welcome Dr. Julia de Leon Hernandez!

Dr. Julia de Leon Hernandez

Dr Julia de Leon Hernandez recently joined the faculty of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. We are so pleased to have her!         How was your first semester at William & Mary? Excellent. I have felt very welcomed and part of a community since day one. My… Read More

Welcome to Dr. Andrea Gaytán Cuesta!

Dr. Andrea Gaytán Cuesta

Hispanic Studies welcomes Dr Andrea Gaytán Cuesta, who recently (re)joined the W&M community as a professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. We interviewed Dr. Gaytán Cuesta about her first semester back with us!     What is the focus of your research? What projects are you working on right now? In my… Read More

Italian Faculty-Student Research Project at ACTFL

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In the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, advanced language students have had the opportunity to work as Teaching Assistants for many years. The assistantship model has changed since its inception but the unique role of undergraduate TAs in language classes remains a key feature of our department. Professor Mattavelli, who became interested in teacher preparation and mentoring… Read More

MLL Welcomes Professor Paul Vierthaler to the Chinese Studies Program

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In fall 2019, Dr. Paul Vierthaler joined MLL’s Chinese Studies program, and we asked him some questions about being a professor of Chinese Studies: How did you become interested in Chinese? When I was deciding what I wanted to study in college, I really wanted to learn a language that had a lot of utility… Read More

Prof. Leventhal Makes the Case!

Professor Robert Leventhal, Program Director of German Studies and Judaic Studies, has just published a book on the genre of the “case study,” looking at its origins in 18th-century Germany and tracing its evolution through Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theories and up to modern-day pop culture. W&M sat down with Professor Leventhal for a book chat.

MLL Welcomes Professor Robin Ellis to the German Studies Program!

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In Fall 2019, MLL’s German Studies Program welcomed a new faculty member, Dr. Robin Ellis. We asked her a few questions about being a Professor of German Studies at W&M: 1. How did you become interested in German? I don’t have German heritage, but I do have a family connection to Germany: my mother lived… Read More

French and Francophone Studies Program Celebrates Student Research

 Fête de la Recherche 2019 Program – digital distribution copy – reduced size (dragged) On Friday, October 25, 2019, the French and Francophone Studies Program celebrated its annual Fête de la Recherche, an opportunity for students to present their research to their professors and peers. This research is drawn from honors theses, courses, internships, Monroe… Read More

Welcome New International Fellows!

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This fall, MLL welcomes a new group of International Fellows (formerly: Language House Tutors)! We are excited to have Gaoussou Diarra (French House) and Chiara Di Maio (Italian House) back, and look forward to working with Claire Hao (Chinese House), Claus Heinze (German House), Celeste Cabral (Hispanic House), Rina Okada (Japanese House) and Sasha Orlova… Read More

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