College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Lecturers

East Asian Languages and Cultures Lecturers

Lecturer
785-864-9297
Wescoe Hall, 2150

Master of Sutra and Tantra 1986

Specialization:

Tibetan language

Lecturer, Academic Program Associate, Korean Language Coordinator
785-864-9182
Wescoe Hall, 2074

Ph.D. University of Kansas 2009

Specialization:

Korean Language Coordinator

Korean language teaching

Lecturer
785-864-3634
Wescoe Hall, 2125
Specialization: 

Chinese language 

 

Lecturer
785-864-9061
Wescoe Hall, 2099

M.A. University of Southern California 2005 and Renmin University 2001

Specialization: 

Chinese language 

Lecturer
785-864-1337
Wescoe Hall, 2098

M.A. Chinese Language and Literature University of Chicago

Specialization:

Chinese language, East Asian culture

GTA, Chinese, Advisory Board Member, KU SLLC
7858649250
Wescoe Hall, Room 2112

French and Italian Lecturers

Lecturer, Italian
Wescoe Hall, 2039
Advanced Lecturer, French
785-864-9074
Wescoe Hall, 2059
Advanced Lecturer, Italian, Ph.D.
785-864-9084
Wescoe Hall, room 21068
Multi-term Lecturer, French
785-864-9069
Wescoe Hall, 2058
Lecturer, French
Wescoe Hall, 2041
Lecturer, Italian
Wescoe Hall, 2040
Lecturer, Italian
Wescoe Hall, 2043
Lecturer, Italian
Wescoe Hall, 2040
Lecturer, Italian
Wescoe Hall, 2039
Lecturer, Italian
Wescoe Hall, 2039
Lecturer, French
Wescoe Hall, 2049
Lecturer, Italian
Wescoe Hall, 2040
Second-Year Language Coordinator
785-864-9067
Wescoe Hall, 2061

Germanic Languages and Literatures Lecturers

Lecturer, German, MA, University of Arkansas
785-864-2358
Wescoe Hall, Room 2123
Lecturer, German
785-864-2358
Wescoe Hall, Room 2123

Research interests: Teaching German Language and Culture, Teaching German Language in all Levels, Second Language Acquisition, German & Iranian Exile Literature, Exile writers, Linguistic research in the languages German, Farsi and Azeri.

Lecturer, Lecturer and Director, Center for German for the Professions, Interim Director, Max Kade Center
785-864-9173
Wescoe Hall, 2089

B.A. and M.A., German, University of Kansas

Teaching interests: German for business and professional use

GTA, German, BA, University of Trier
785-864-2358
Wescoe Hall, Room 2123

Lena received her B.A. in Media Studies and English Language and Linguistics from the University of Trier, Germany. She is a graduate student in the Linguistics Department at KU. She is interested in second language acquisition, neurolinguistics and psycholinguistics.

Lecturer, German, Academic Program Associate, Ph.D. - Germanic Languages & Literatures, University of Kansas
785-864-9250
Wescoe Hall, Room 2077

Editorial Assistant, Slavia Centralis (AY 2013-14)

Research interests: My primary research interests are German Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. In my dissertation research, I am investigating the effects of an intervention on the use of tense and aspect in L2 narration by English speaking learners of German.
Lecturer, German
785-864-9175
Wescoe Hall, 2091

Research and Teaching Interests: German Language and Culture, German Film and Television, Folk and Fairy Tale Adaptations in Film, Television, and Comics/Graphic Novels.

Slavic Languages and Literatures Lecturers

785-864-2353
Wescoe Hall, 2130

Teaching interests: Slovene, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian languages.

Critical Languages Consortium Coordinator, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures , Lecturer, Turkish, Lecturer, German
785-864-2358
Wescoe Hall, Room 2123
Lecturer, Academic Program Associate
785-864-1230
Wescoe Hall, 2135

Teaching interests: Russian language pedagogy, business Russian.

Spanish and Portuguese Lecturers

785-864-5855
Wescoe Hall, 2631

Research Interests: Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies, Film, and Visual Culture, Andean Literature and Culture, Politics, Human Rights and Social Movements in Latin America, Performance Theory

Lecturer
785-864-5840
Wescoe Hall, 2639

Research Interests: Communities of practice, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics

Lecturer
785-864-5839
Wescoe Hall, 2641
Lecturer
785-864-3778
Wescoe Hall, 2637
785-864-0291
Wescoe Hall, 2631

Research Interests: Latin American Literature, Mexican Border Literature, Film & performance

Critical Languages Consortium Lecturers

Lecturer
Wescoe Hall, Room 2096

Dr. Ahmad’s research and teaching focus is on Persian language and literature, Indo-Persian culture, and history and politics of Islam in the Middle East and South Asia.

Critical Languages Consortium Coordinator, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures , Lecturer, Turkish, Lecturer, German
785-864-2358
Wescoe Hall, Room 2123
Lecturer, Hindi Language
7858649180
Wescoe Hall, Room 2097

Patrica Sabarwal has been a lecturer for Hindi Language at the CGIS since 2012.

International Visiting Scholar
Wescoe Hall, Room 2097
Coordinator for South Asian Studies, CGIS, Coordinator for Hindi Language Program, Coordinator for India Study Abroad Programs (Environmental Studies and Hindi Immersion)
Bailey Hall, Room 211

Geetanjali Tiwari, PhD, is Coordinator of the South Asian Studies Program, CGIS. Tiwari developed the KU Hindi foreign language program in 2009. She has been teaching Culture Courses at KU with a South Asia focus since 2011.

African and African-American Studies Lecturers

GTA, Arabic, Linguistics
785-864-3054
Bailey Hall, Room 2115
GTA, Wolof, Linguistics
785-864-3054
Bailey Hall, Room 1B
Lecturer, Haitian Creole
785-864-3054
Bailey Hall, Room 11
Lecturer, Arabic
785-864-4217
Wescoe Hall, Room 2071
Lecturer, Amharic
785-864-3054
Bailey Hall, Room 1B


Giving

Diversity

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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