World Languages and Cultures

Contact the WLC Committee

The World Languages and Cultures (WLC) Committee comprises representatives from each of the languages taught at Brandeis, the university library and the Office of Study Abroad.

The committee works to promote the study of languages at Brandeis, discusses policies and pedagogical ideas, and provides professional-development opportunities to all language faculty. Every semester, the committee organizes cultural events related to language learning, such as the All Languages Dinner (during I Am Global Week) and the Brandeis Language Oscars, a video competition for first-year language students.

Name Language / Culture

Hanan Khashaba


Jian Wei


Xiwen LuCo-Chair


Vinodini Murugesan


Hollie Harder, Co-Chair


Kathrin Breuer German
Caitlin Gillespie Greek, Latin
Sara Hascal Hebrew
Paola Servino Italian
Hisae Fujiwara Japanese
Eun-Jo Lee Korean
Renee Hung Library Research and Instructional Services
Irina Dubinina Russian
Elena Gonzalez Ros Spanish
Alisha Cardwell Study Abroad
Ellen Kellman Yiddish


Gene Carbonell
Academic Administrator
781-736-3200 Shiffman Humanities Center 116