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Brown Bag Series

Bring your lunch and listen to speakers covering a variety of research topics from noon to 1 p.m.

  • "New Approaches to Historiography in Contemporary Literature" -Matthew Smith
  • "Protests and Media in Post-2010 Burma/Myanmar" -Tharaphi Than
  • “The Art of Resistance in the Spanish City” -Stephen Vilaseca
  • “The Space in Between: Emotional and Social Proximity in Thai Pronoun Choice” -Kanjana Thepboriruk
  • "Observations in Asociación Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro: An Analysis of a Guatemalan Pediatric Residential Center for Disabilities" -Mollie Wang
  • “Nasi kuning – Indonesian yellow rice” -Rahmi Hartati
  • “Translating word segments in poetry” - Matthew Smith
  • "Using complexity theory to explain language development: theoretical and methodological issues" -Shannon Becker
  • "Exploring Otherness Through Holocaust Literature in the Undergraduate German Curriculum" -Kristi McAuliffe
  • "Mapping the Marginalized: Developing a Digital Humanities-Centered Class" -Stephen Vilaseca

Instructed Second Language Acquisition Lab (ISLA)

The Instructed Second Language Acquisition Lab (ISLA) conducts research on language acquisition topics. Current projects include short-term study abroad, measuring L2 vocabulary and artificial mini-language fluency. We typically have openings for around 1-4 undergraduate research assistants per year, depending on current projects. Past research assistants have presented at the Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day. Karen Lichtman and Mary Faretta-Stutenberg serve as faculty mentors.

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“Mapping the Marginalized” Digital Humanities Project

Undergraduate and graduate students in FLSP 438/538 taught by Stephen Vilaseca created a digital humanities project entitled “Mapping the Marginalized in Contemporary Spanish Literature.”

Contact Us

Foreign Languages and Literatures
Watson Hall 111
815-753-1501
askforlangs@niu.edu