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Joan Clifford

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Joan Clifford


Joan Clifford, PhD, is a Lecturer in the Spanish Language Program of the Department of Romance Studies and serves two roles within Service-Learning at Duke as Faculty Consultant and Director of Community-Based Language Initiatives. Joan is part if the team developing the Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) initiative with DGHI: GHLTH270T. She works extensively in service-learning and won the Betsy Alden Outstanding Faculty Service-Learning Award in 2012. She is well connected with the local Latino community and has designed several courses that are cross-listed with the Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South (SP303, SP306, SP307, SP308S). Joan has advised many Spanish students interested in independent studies tied to health issues within the Latino community. Her experiences abroad include directing the Duke in Mexico and Duke in Alicante, Spain programs and she has traveled extensively in Latin America. Joan is committed to increasing interdisciplinary connections between Romance Studies and DGHI.


Recent Publications

Clifford, J. (2003). Pedro Shimose. In MA Salgado (Ed.), Dictionary of Literary Biography Bruccoli Clark Layman.

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