College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Language Coordinators

For languages not listed below, please contact the department offering that language for more information.

All levels: Mahmoud Ali
All levels: Yan Li, Department of East Asian Literatures & Cultures

100 & 200 level: Kim Swanson, Department of French & Italian

100 & 200 level (alternative):Gillian Weatherley, Department of French & Italian

300 level: Tom Booker, Department of French & Italian

300 level (alternative): Paul Scott, Department of French & Italian

100 & 200 level: Emily Wallace, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures

300 & above level: Lorie Vanchena, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures

All levels: Marina de Fazio, Department of French & Italian

All levels: Sanako Mitsugi, Department of East Asian Literatures & Cultures

All levels: Ji-Yeon Lee, Department of East Asian Literatures & Cultures

Persian (Farsi/ Tajik)
All levels: Razi Ahmad, Critical Languages Consortium, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures

All levels: Luciano Tosta, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

All levels: Svetlana Vassileva-Karagyozova​, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures

All levels: Irina Six, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures

South Slavic and all other Slavic Languages
All levels: Stephen Dickey, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures

All levels: Contact the Department of Spanish & Portuguese

All levels: Esra Predolac, Critical Languages Consortium, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures


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Our Statement on Diversity in support of Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk and the University of Kansas Black Student Union’s efforts to combat racism.
The School of Languages & Cultures serves as a gateway to understanding the diversity of the world, through learning languages, literatures, and cultures, past and present. Through its research and teaching, the SLLC offers students opportunities for deep engagement with a wide range of languages, literatures, and cultures that provide the knowledge and skills to interact with and understand the world. The faculty and students who teach, research, and learn in the SLLC consider issues of diversity fundamental to all of our work. The study of others' languages, literatures, and cultures enables us to develop deep empathy and perspective informs the way that we approach issues before us, whether on a personal, local, regional, national, or global scale. Therefore take it as axiomatic that the SLLC stands for a campus that is committed to the meaningful sharing, contemplation, and discussion of ideas that emerge from multiple cultural perspectives and experiences. We continually rededicate ourselves to the principle of diversity. We strive to create an atmosphere where all students and faculty feel comfortable and welcome to express their views as well as work together to solve conflict. Further, we view our mission as a center of diversity on a flagship campus as requiring us to lead by example.

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