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Deborah Reisinger

Director of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum, Romance Studies
Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Romance Studies

(919) 660-8435
debsreis@duke.edu

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Deborah Reisinger

Summary

Deb Reisinger received her Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she specialized in Twentieth-century French and Francophone Literature and Cultural Studies. Her current research focuses on contemporary culture studies, French for Specific Purposes (business, marketing, global health), and instructional technologies. She is the College Board Advisor for the French Advanced Placement exam, where she sits on the development committee. She is Chair of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Commission on French for Business and Economic Purposes. Deb directs the Duke in Montréal summer program in Quebec. On campus, she is Director of the Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum initiative.

Locations

Teaching

Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
Voices in Global Health: French Tutorial

Through practical and theoretical discussions around case studies, personal narratives, documentaries and recorded interviews in the French language, students will examine how language and culture impact health beliefs and behaviors. Explore underlying reasons for different beliefs and behaviors with the goal of creating culturally appropriate interventions. Tutorials meet weekly for 75-minutes. Prerequisite: French 204 or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in French 204. Instructor consent required. Half course.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 270T-3
UG Only SPRING 2018 MINOR: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
Voices in Global Health: Spanish Tutorial
Crosslisted as SPANISH 270T-1

Through practical and theoretical discussions around case studies, personal narratives, documentaries and recorded interviews in the Spanish language, students will examine how language and culture impact health beliefs and behaviors. Explore underlying reasons for different beliefs and behaviors with the goal of creating culturally appropriate interventions. Tutorials meet weekly for 75-minutes. Prerequisite: Spanish 204 or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Spanish 204. Instructor consent required. Half course.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 270T-6
UG Only SPRING 2018 MINOR: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
Global Displacement: Voix Francophones
Crosslisted as GLHLTH 325S ICS 332

Builds advanced language skills in context of migration and resettlement issues focused on Central and West African Francophone refugees in North America. Examine current laws, processes, practices, reasons for seeking refugee status, integration into host countries, challenges of cultural orientation. Discuss questions of testimony or narrative, including ethical considerations, with close attention to politics of listening to and speaking for other communities. Texts include UNHCR documents, documentary films, interviews, literary narratives. Community-based component (20 hours) engages students with refugee community in Durham. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: French 204 or equivalent.

Course Notes:
FRENCH 325S
UG Only FALL 2017 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
Global Displacement: Voix Francophones

Builds advanced language skills in context of migration and resettlement issues focused on Central and West African Francophone refugees in North America. Examine current laws, processes, practices, reasons for seeking refugee status, integration into host countries, challenges of cultural orientation. Discuss questions of testimony or narrative, including ethical considerations, with close attention to politics of listening to and speaking for other communities. Texts include UNHCR documents, documentary films, interviews, literary narratives. Community-based component (20 hours) engages students with refugee community in Durham. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: French 204 or equivalent.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 325S
UG Only FALL 2016 MAJOR: Focused Study

Projects

Recent Publications

"Issues in Global Displacement: A Case Study." Intercultural Competence in International Higher Education. Eds. Deardorff and Arasaratnam-Smith. Routledge Press. (2017)

"Teaching our French Economic Heritage: A Tool for Advocacy." American association of Teachers of French 2015 Selected Conference Proceedings. (2016)

"Transforming Learners through Intercultural Competence."The Language Educator Aug/Sept (2015): 70-73. With Clifford.

Darla Deardorff, Deb Reisinger, and Kathryn Whetten. Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum in Global Health: Fostering Empathy to develop Intercultural Competency Internationalizing the curriculum in disciplines: Stories from business, education and health. Vita e Pensiero Press, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (forthcoming December 2013)

Business Language Studies and Study Abroad in "A Changed World". Global Business Languages. 21 ms pages. Forthcoming 2014.

“Moving Beyond Corrective Feedback” with Jennifer Ahern-Dodson. Journal of Response to Writing. (forthcoming)