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The HWS Update

Program expands on language offering; furthers cultural immersion  A new Italian Studies minor will help students further their skills in Italian and become better global citizens through deeper cultural understanding and building connections.   The program, to be offered Fall 2022, will especially benefit students who study abroad in Rome, providing them further chances to grow

French Professor Kanaté Dahouda examines how the politics of ethnic identities led to a Civil War in the Ivory Coast in 2010. Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies Kanaté Dahouda has published a political essay on the Ivory Coast in “Le Patriote” and “Lebanco.net,” daily newspapers covering news and analysis on politics, business, culture and

In his examination of Maryse Condé’s novel The Story of the Cannibal Woman, Professor Dahouda offers perspective on prejudice, racism, censorship and violence. In Revue Présence Francophone 2021 (Numéro 96–97),Associate Professor of Francophone Studies Kanaté Dahouda examines the predicament of the main character in the novel The Story of the Cannibal Woman. Written by the

Launching a career in diplomatic relations, Denzel Degollado’19 has been awarded a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship that provides $90,000 in benefits, two internships and employment in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer. Following a highly competitive national contest, Denzel Degollado ’19 has been selected as a 2022 Charles B. Rangel

HWS professors design a new course on Black Italy after a summer workshop exploring the contemporary presence of the African diaspora in Italy. With an eye toward further diversifying the Italian curriculum, a trio of faculty members took part in “Teaching Black Italy,” an online summer course for teachers exploring the “contemporary presence of the

Elizabeth “Liz” Shires Maguire ’69 looks back on a four-decade career in public health — and imparts advice on leadership and mentorship — in her new memoir. Sometimes opportunity knocks. Sometimes we open the door ourselves before it gets a chance. A facility for language, a strong educational foundation and rich global experiences prepared Elizabeth

Several students in the J-term course “Troubadours: Songs of Love, War and Redemption in Medieval Southern France,” participated in a Q&A about their studies for the HWS Update. The students major and double major in a variety of subjects, including Dance, Economics, English, French and Francophone studies, International Relations, and Critical Sexuality and Queer Studies.

As a 2020 Woodworth Fellow, Willa Dow ’21 researched the impact of the French colonial legacy on the economies and environmental outlooks of four central African countries. Willa Dow ’21 was selected as a Stephen W. Woodworth ’54 Fisher Center Student Summer Fellow. Offered to students in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine and Performing Arts,

Professor of French and Francophone Studies Catherine Gallouët’s scholarship has been published in Poétique et politique de l’altérité. Colonialisme, esclavagisme, exotisme, which translates to the Poetics and Politics of Alterity. Colonialism, slavery, exoticism. The transdisciplinary anthology, published by Classiques Garnier, examines alterity – the state of being different or other – in music, literature, cinema

International relations major Freya Birkas-Dent ’22 is fascinated by European culture and, especially, street life. So when she was preparing to spend a semester in Rennes, France, she applied for a Student International Initiative Fund grant to explore the streets of her temporary home. Soon, her project expanded to include journeys to Bordeaux and Lille,