Deborah Reisinger
Associate Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies

Deb Reisinger, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of the Practice in Romance Studies, affiliate faculty in the Duke Global Health Institute, and Associate Director of the Markets and Management Studies program. She is Director of Duke Language Outreach Initiatives, overseeing the Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) program and the Shared Course Initiative for Less Commonly Taught Languages.

She is lead author of Affaires globales: S'engager dans le monde professionnel en français - niveau avancé (Georgetown Press, 2021), co-author with Joan Clifford of Community-based Language Learning: A Framework for Educators (Georgetown Press, 2019), and author of Crime and Media in Contemporary France (Purdue Press, 2007). She has published a number of articles on language pedagogy, intercultural competence, and French for Specific Purposes. 

Deb teaches courses in service-learning, global displacement, and French for Specific Purposes, including global health, business, and advertising. Her current research focuses on transformative learning and community-based pedagogies.

She is Chair of the College Board's World Languages Academic Advisory Committee and served as co-chair of the AP French Language and Culture Exam development committee from 2018-2021. From 2013-2018, she served as Chair of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Commission on French for Specific Purposes. 

Deb regularly directs Duke summer study abroad programs, including Duke in Provence-virtualDuke in Aix-en-Provence, Duke in Montréal, and Duke in Paris

Current Research Interests

French for Specific Purposes
Community-based Language Learning
Second Language Acquisition
Content-based Instruction

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