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The Catholic University of America

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures


Dear Alumni,

I am pleased to welcome you to our alumni website for the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. There is always something new and exciting going on in our department, and we want to keep you, our alumni informed. Take a look at our newest alumni newletter.

We also hope that you will be inspired to get in touch with us, since we would love to hear from you! We are curious to find out how your degree from our department has enriched your life after you graduated from CUA. If you have a story to share, a fond memory, or a piece of good advice for our current students, please do get in touch.

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you again at homecoming or on a visit to CUA.

Margaret Ann Kassen, Acting Chair

 New @ DMLL

 New Languages Offered

  • ASL

 New Faculty Appointments

  • Gizem Arslan (PhD Cornell, 2013), Visiting Assistant Professor, German Studies
  • Stephanie Pridgeon (PhD Emory, 2015), Visiting Assistant Professor, Hispanic Studies
  • Marilyn Matar (PhD UMD, 2014), Clinical Assistant Professor, French and Francophone Studies
  • Hélène Jouin, Clinical Instructor, French and Francophone Studies

 Additional Appointments: Fulbright Teaching Fellows 

  • Nabiha El Khatib (Lebanon), Arabic
  • Meabh Collins (Ireland), Irish
  • Lucas Rigonato (Brazil), Portuguese

Recent Graduate Degrees

  • Hernán Droguett, MA
Thanks to Koorosh Azhanded, our media director, for 12 years of work and fun in our department . We wish Koorosh the best in his new adventures.


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