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Language
 

Eloise Briére

Eloise Briére
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Expert in the following: Literatures, cultures, and language issues of the Francophone areas of the world, particularly West Africa, the Caribbean (Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe), and North America (Quebec, New England, Louisiana); cinema of Francophone West Africa, Caribbean and Quebec
Campus phone: (518) 442-4222
Campus email: ebriere@albany.edu


George Broadwell

George Broadwell
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Anthropology


Expert in the following: Language; bilingualism; English-only movement; Native American languages; gay and lesbian language; linguistic discrimination; English language usage; language endangerment
Campus phone: (518) 442-4711
Campus email: gbroadwell@albany.edu


Anthony DeBlasi

Anthony DeBlasi
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: East Asian Studies
Department: Chair
Department: East Asian Studies


Expert in the following: China, Chinese culture, Chinese history, Confucianism
Campus phone: (518) 442-5316
Campus email: adeblasi@albany.edu


Susanna Fessler

Susanna Fessler
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: East Asian Studies


Expert in the following: Japanese literature and culture of the modern era
Campus phone: (518) 442-4119
Campus email: sfessler@albany.edu


Istvan Kecskes

Istvan Kecskes
School of Education
Professor
Department: Educational Theory and Practice


Expert in the following: Second language acquisition; bilingualism; multilingualism; intercultural communication; foreign language learning; English as a Lingua Franca; cognitive linguistics
Campus phone: (518) 442-5030
Campus email: ikecskes@albany.edu


Maria Keyes

Maria Keyes
College of Arts and Sciences
Lecturer
Department: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Expert in the following: Italian and French language and literature; Italian culture; civilization; film and cinema; the Italian American experience;  contemporary Italian society
Campus phone: (518) 442-4222
Campus email: mgkeyes@albany.edu


Carla Meskill

Carla Meskill
School of Education
Professor
Department: Educational Theory and Practice


Expert in the following: Language of teaching and learning with technology; distance/online education; computer-assisted language learning (CALL); second language and bilingual education; media literacy; electronic literacy.
Campus phone: (518) 442-5007
Campus email: cmeskill@albany.edu


Olimpia Pelosi

Olimpia Pelosi
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Expert in the following: Italian and comparative literature; women mystic writers of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque period; Italian theatre of the Renaissance and Baroque period.
Campus phone: (518) 442-4222
Campus email: opelosi@albany.edu


Timothy Sergay

Timothy Sergay
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Expert in the following: Russian language; Russian-English translation; 20th century Russian literature
Campus phone: (518) 442-4222
Campus email: tsergay@albany.edu


Barry Trachtenberg

Barry Trachtenberg
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: History


Expert in the following: Holocaust; modern Jewish history; antisemitism; Yiddish
Campus phone: (518) 442-3078
Campus email: btrachtenberg@albany.edu


Kristen Wilcox

Kristen Wilcox
School of Education
Department: Educational Theory and Practice


Expert in the following: Second language acquisition; foreign language acquisition; teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL); multicultural education; diversity in education.
Campus phone: (518) 442-9085
Campus email: kwilcox1@albany.edu