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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21ST STREET STOP B7600, HRH 2.114A, AUSTIN, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Graduate Students

French Linguistics

Viola Green

2013-2014 Walther Scholar

violamakarova@hotmail.com  |  512-471-9447  |  HRH 4.146

Interests

  Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism

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Adrien Lavergne

2013-2014 Walther Scholar

adrien.lavergne@gmail.com  |  HRH 4.102A

Education   

B.A. in French, Baylor University

Interests

  Phonology/Phonetics, Historical Linguistics, Germanic Linguistics

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Fanny Macé

Graduate student

fmace@utexas.edu  |  512-471-9427  |  HRH 4.142

Education   

Master Enseignement, ESL, Université François Rabelais (France)

Interests

  Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Historical Linguistics, Contact Linguistics

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Elizabeth Mayne

2013-2014 Walther Scholar

elizabeth.anne.mayne@gmail.com  |  (512) 471-8682  |  HRH 4.102A

Education   

MA in French Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Interests

  Phonetics/phonology, second language acquisition, semantics/pragmatics

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Adam McBride

Graduate student

adamfmcbride@gmail.com  |  HRH 4.124

Education   

M.A. French Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Socio-historical linguistics, Syntax, Phonology, Materials development

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Monique Murphy

2013-2014 Walther Scholar

monique.murphy@utexas.edu  |  HRH 4.130

Education   

M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  psycholinguistics, phonetics/phonology, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition

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Jenna Nichols

Graduate student

jennic@utexas.edu  |  HRH 4.110

Education   

MA French Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Sociolinguistics, phonetics, language contact, bilingualism, North American French

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Caitlin O'Neil

2013-2014 Walther Scholar

coneil3141@gmail.com  |  (913)620-6776  |  HRH 4.102A

Education   

B.A. French, Willamette University

Interests

  Second-language acquisition, phonology, sociohistorical linguistics

Megan Oprea

Graduate student

Mgoprea@utexas.com  |  HRH 4.140

Education   

MA French, University of Texas

Interests

  Language contact, French/Arabic bilingualism, langauge attitudes, language choice and sociohistorical linguistics

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Rebekah E Post

National Science Foundation Grant Recipient & 2013-2014 Walther Scholar

re@utexas.edu

Education   

MA in French Linguistics, University of Texas, Austin

Interests

  French/Arabic language contact, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, code-switching, syntax

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Stephanie Russo

2013-2014 Walther Scholar & David Bruton, Jr. Fellow

stephaniekrilov@gmail.com  |  HRH 4.166

Education   

MA in French Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Endangered Romance dialects, Comparative Romance Linguistics, Contact Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

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Anna Troyansky

Graduate student

anna.troyansky@utexas.edu  |  512-471-8458  |  HRH 4.128

Education   

M.A. in French, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  bilingualism, language contact, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, sociohistorical linguistics, dialectology

French Studies

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Audrey Doussot

2013-2014 Walther Scholar

audrey.doussot@utexas.edu  |  512-471-8867  |  HRH 4.108

Education   

PhD in English studies, University of Burgundy, France

Interests

  nineteenth century literature and art, text/image relationships, media studies, semiotics, narratology

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Yasmina Fawaz

2013-2014 Walther Scholar

yazzfawaz@utexas.edu  |  516-471-9866  |  HRH 4.164

Education   

Master of Arts, University of Georgia

Interests

  Francophone Literature, Race and Gender studies, Ecocriticism

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Meredith Lehman

Graduate student

lehman.meredith@gmail.com  |  471-9853  |  HRH 4.152

Education   

MA French Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  19th century literature and visual culture, technology and the arts, word and image, photography

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Valérie Masson

Graduate student

valeriemasson11@gmail.com  |  512 471 9865  |  HRH 4.162

Education   

MA French Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  19th century literature and culture

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Clémence Ozel

Graduate student

cozel@utexas.edu  |  512-471-8805  |   HRH 4.104

Education   

MA in French Studies, University of Texas at Austin
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Clare Perry

Graduate student

clare.perry@gmail.com  |  HRH 4.168

Interests

  Theory of the Novel, influences of Horace, the long 17th century

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Sarah Lube Roe

Graduate student

sarah.lube@gmail.com  |  4718964  |  HRH 4.114

Education   

M.A. in French Literature, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Interests

  17th Century French Theater, French theater and adaptations across the centuries, Women and Gender Studies

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Nicholas Spinelli

Graduate student

nicholas.spinelli@utexas.edu  |  512-471-6800  |  HRH 2.118B

Education   

M.A. French Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  19th Century French, Queer Studies, The Philosophy of Emotion,

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Ryan Swankie

2013-2014 Walther Scholar

swank1@utexas.edu  |  512-4718566  |  HRH 4.136

Education   

Masters of Arts / Master 2, Arizona State University / Paris XII

Interests

  18th & 19th Century Literature specializing in érotisme, revolution, and névrose diabolique

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Ashley Voeks

2013-2014 Walther Scholar

amvoeks@utexas.edu  |  512-471-8864  |  HRH 4.108

Education   

M.A. in French Literature, Wayne State University

Interests

  Early modern France; 16th-century French literature; Renaissance and Baroque art; rhetoric and poetics.

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Jocelyn Wright

Graduate student

jocelyn.wright@utexas.edu  |  512-471-9242  |  HRH 4.132

Education   

BA in French Studies & History, Rice University

Interests

  Immigration, History and Memory, Francophone Literature, 20th & 21st Century Literature

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Laetitia Zembski

2013-2014 Walther Scholar

lzembski@utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-8771  |  HRH 4.102C

Education   

M.A. Romance Languages-French Literature & Civilization / M.A. Spanish Literature, University of New Orleans

Interests

  19th Century Lit./ Courtesans / Women's Gender Studies

Italian Studies

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Amanda Bush

2013-2014 OGS Recruitment Fellow

amanda.bush@utexas.edu  |  512-495-4413  |  PCL 5.541

Education   

MA Italian Studies- New York University, BA Italian Studies, English Literature- John Cabot University

Interests

  20th Century Literature, Post War Cinema, Southern Italy, Gender Studies, Dialects

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Paola D'Amora

Graduate student

pdamora@utexas.edu  |  512 475 6334  |  HRH 4.172

Education   

PhD in Italian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Contemporary Italian Cinema, Gramsci.

Melissa Demos

Graduate student

m.demos@utexas.edu  |  HRH 4.154

Education   

MA, University of Pittsburgh (Italian Language and Literature); BA, California State University at Chico (Humanities),

Interests

  Renaissance and baroque art history and literature, text/image relationships, Italian national identity

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Elizabeth Florea

Graduate student

eflorea@utexas.edu  |  HRH 4.156

Education   

M.A. - Italian Studies, Middlebury College

Interests

  Medieval and Italian Renaissance cultural history, women writers, travel literature and gender studies.

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Altina Hoti

Graduate student

altina.hoti@gmail.com  |  401-924-4771  |  HRH 4.176

Interests

  The idea of 'southern Italy' and its construction. Film, nationalism and identity in Italy. Interaction between mass media and language acquisition. Modern history of Italian language. Italian dialects. Romance languages.

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Stephanie Hotz

Graduate student

shotz87@gmail.com  |  512-465-6393  |  HRH 4.178

Education   

B.A. in Italian Studies, B.S. in Nutritional Sciences - Dietetics, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Interests

  Contemporary Italian Literature, Post War Italian Cinema, Gender Studies

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Beatrice Giuseppina Mabrey

Graduate Student

bmabrey@gmail.com  |  HRH 4.174

Education   

Master of Arts in Italian Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Contemporary Italian Literature

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Ettore Marchetti

2013-2014 OGS Dissertation Fellow & David Bruton, Jr. Fellow

ettore@utexas.edu  |  PCL 5.543

Interests

  Contemporary Italian linguistics. Language and mass-media. Language and Italian Cinema

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Matthew Rabatin

2013-2014 Harry Ransom Center Dissertation Fellow and OGS/CoLA Teaching Fellow

rabatin@utexas.edu  |  HRH 4.158

Education   

Master of Arts, University of Pittsburgh

Interests

  20th century and Contemporary Italian literature, Literature of the Resistance, Literary theory, Sicilian literature, Italian cinema, Queer Theory

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Elisa Valentini

Graduate student

elisa.valentini@utexas.edu  |  475-6408  |  HRH 4.180

Education   

Master of Arts in International Cooperation, Protection of Human Rights and Cultural Heritage in Mediterranean Sea and Eurasia, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (Italy)

Interests

  Gender Studies, Photography, Theater, Visual and Cultural Anthropology, Dante Studies

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Patrick Vilim

Graduate student

vilim@utexas.edu  |  512-475-9461  |  HRH 4.182

Education   

STB Theology, Università Gregoriana, Rome, ITALY, MA Italian Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Medieval Italian Cultural & Religious History, Italian Cinema, and Italian Identity & Nationalism

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