About the Department

  • Romance Studies Faculty and Staff

    Romance Studies Faculty and Staff (Sept. 2022)

  • 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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    left to right: Julio Ariza (Hispanic Studies), Alejandra Peary (Hispanic Studies), Zoila Castro (Hispanic Studies), Elena González Ros (Hispanic Studies), Michael Randall (French and Francophone Studies), Edward Kaplan (French and Francophone Studies), Paola Servino (Italian Studies), Lucía Reyes de Deu (Hispanic Studies), Katie Dickinson (Academic Administrator), Silvia Monteleone (Italian Studies), and Christa Gould (Hispanic Studies).

    missing from photograph: Catherine Theobald (French and Francophone Studies), Clémentine Fauré-Bellaïche (French and Francophone Studies), Cristina Pérez Arranz (Hispanic Studies), Ellen Rounseville (Program Coordinator), Fernando Rosenberg (Hispanic Studies), Hollie Harder (French and Francophone Studies), James Mandrell (Hispanic Studies), Kristen Turpin (Hispanic Studies), Margarita Moreno (Hispanic Studies), María Durán (Hispanic Studies), Raysa Mederos (Hispanic Studies), and Sophia Niehaus (French and Francophone Studies).