Dr. Esperanza Roncero
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French Language Instructors
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Mireille Le Breton
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German Language Instructors
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Learn More about Lisa Cerami
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Learn More about Birgit Deir
Professor Deir teaches German language. A native speaker of German, she received her Master of Science in 2004 from the Rochester Institute of Technology with concentrations in programming and databases. Professor Deir is also currently the Director of the College's Emerson Language Lab, specializing in technology and language acquisition.
Italian Language Instructors
Maria Rosaria Vitti-Alexander
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Learn More about Maria Rosaria Vitti-Alexander
- film screenings
Recent teaching awards include:
- The 1999 Ruth E. Wasley Distinguished Teacher Award from the NYS Association of Foreign Language.
- Citation from New York State Senator James S. Alesi for Dedication to Profession and Community in 1998.
- The 1998 Woman of the Year Award for outstanding Leadership, Devotion and Enthusiasm in Developing International Programs.
- Teaching Excellency Award from Nazareth College 1997
- F.L.A.T.R.A. Teacher Recognition Award for outstanding contributions in the teaching of Foreign Languages and Culture, 1996.
Spanish Language Instructors
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Learn More about Hilda Chacón
Her first career is as a journalist and she worked on radio, TV, and press media in Costa Rica, her native country during the decade of 1980's. She obtained her Ph.D. in Contemporary and Indigenous Literatures and Cultures of Latin America at The Ohio State University (1999), with a dissertation on urban chronicles in Mexico post-NAFTA.
She has published in CiberLetras (online-USA), DataGramaZero (online-Brazil), Letras Femeninas (USA), LASA FORUM (USA), Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea (UTEP), Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura (University of Northern Colorado), Con-textos: Revista de Semiótica Literaria (Universidad de Medellín, Colombia). She has also published as a contributor to One Wound for Another: Testimonios Latinos in the US, 11 September 2001- 11 January 2002 (UNAM-CISAN), as well as to the second volume of this publication Speaking desde las heridas. Testimonios transfronterizos/ Transborder testimonios through Cyberspace (11 de septiembre de 2001-11 de marzo de 2007) (UNAM-CISAN, in print). She also wrote a book chapter, "Political Cartoons in Cyberspace: Rearticulating Mexican and US Cultural Identity in the Global Era", for the book Mexico Reading the US (Vanderbilt UP, in print).
Her areas of research interest are: testimonial narratives: facts and fiction; the Internet and contestatory cyberspace; mass media and cultural re-appropriations in the margins of postmodernity – including equivalent debates in Latin America; articulation of gender identities in the global era; Latina/o-Chicana/o literatures.
She also has some acknowledged creative writing and has been editor for Grafemas, the electronic bulletin of the Asociación Internacional de Letras y Culturas Femeninas Hispánicas, AILCFH (2004).
Chinese Language Instructors
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