Welcome!

ROMS faculty and staff December 2013

You'll find the course offerings in the Department of Romance Studies both intellectually exciting and extremely useful in understanding the world you will both live in and work in after graduation.  The breadth of our course offerings will help you grasp the complexities of our increasingly globalized but often misunderstood world. Courses on Latin American post-colonial literature, medieval Italian poetry, or Jewish Identities in France will not only intrigue you intellectually, they will also equip you to understand how culture and history have informed the modern world.  In the future, it will be of vital importance to understand how different people, both beyond and within our borders, see the world.

    Our connections with programs such as Latin American Studies, International and Global Studies, African and African-American Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and European Cultural Studies help ensure that your course work in Romance Studies is connected historically, culturally, and politically both with other areas of study and with the complex world in which you will live and work after leaving Brandeis.

    Our graduates go on to work in a many different fields, ranging from international development, teaching, and finance, to public health.  In all of these fields, the sort of cultural awareness you'll get from our language, literature, and culture classes will help you develop a truly international point of view.  Even more, however, you'll take away an intellectual experience that will last with you the rest of your life.  We invite you to investigate our offerings on our website and then get in touch with one of our Undergraduate Advisors or Undergraduate Departmental Representatives.

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TOP ROW, left to right: Jorge Arteta (Hispanic Studies), Edward K. Kaplan (French and Francophone Studies), Edwige Donlan (French and Francophone Studies), Dian Fox (Undergraduate advising head, Hispanic Studies), Katie Dickinson (Program Coordinator), Silvia Monteleone (Italian Studies), Paola Servino (co-chair and undergraduate advising head, Italian Studies), Michael Randall (Chair of Romance Studies, French and Francophone Studies), Frédérique Donovan (French and Francophone Studies), Azlin Perdomo (Hispanic Studies), Catherine Theobald (French and Francophone Studies), Anouk Alquier (French and Francophone Studies).

BOTTOM ROW, left to right: Ellen Rounseville (Academic Administrator), Irene Agüero-Torres (Hispanic Studies), Lucía Reyes de Deu (Hispanic Studies), Mary Burstin (Hispanic Studies), Elena González Ros (Hispanic Studies), Hollie Harder (Director of Language Programs ROMS, French and Francophone Studies), Esther Ratner (French and Francophone Studies).

missing from Photograph: Jerónimo Arellano (Hispanic Studies), MAX EHRSAM (HISPANIC STUDIES), Jane Hale (French and Francophone studies), Jim Mandrell (Hispanic Studies), Raysa Mederos (Hispanic Studies), Fernando Rosenberg (Hispanic Studies), and Martine voiret (french and francophone studies).

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