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Experts on Languages and Cultures

American Indian Culture:

Lisa Poupart, Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies (First Nations Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies).
Social problems on American Indian reservations and in urban communities. Internalized oppression in American Indian communities, especially social problems including domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, addictions and juvenile delinquency. Reintegration of traditional tribal peacemaking systems. Indigenous First Nations teaching methods and elder epistemology.

Oneida Language:

Clifford Abbott, Professor Emeritus of Information and Computing Science (Communication Studies).
Oneida language.

Chinese Language and Culture:

Le (Leanne) Zhu, Assistant Professor of Human Biology.
Chinese language and culture. Native speaker of Chinese; raised in China (Beijing).

French Language and Culture:

Kenneth Fleurant, Professor Emeritus of Humanistic Studies (French).
French language. France. Cultures of French-speaking countries around the world.

German Language and Culture:

David Coury, Professor of Humanistic Studies (German).
German language. Contemporary German literature and films. Cultural aspects of globalization.

Jennifer Ham, Professor of Humanistic Studies (German).
German language. 19th and 20th century German culture, literature and popular entertainment. Nietzsche. Animal studies. Philosophy of education and pedagogy.

Middle East, Jordan, Arab World:

David Coury, Professor of Humanistic Studies (German) and Global Studies. Co-director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships.
Middle Eastern culture and literatures.

Spanish Language and Culture:

Cristina Ortiz, Professor of Humanistic Studies (Spanish).
Spanish language, literature and culture. Spain. International education.

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