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Deborah Reisinger

Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies
Romance Studies

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Content-based language instruction: CLAC vs. LSP · November 17, 2023 Invited Talk American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Chicago
Transformative Learning through Community-based Language Learning · October 26, 2023 International Meeting or Conference IARSLICE: Redefining Research, Access, & Inclusion in SLCE, Tulane
CLAC: Where are we now and where are we going? - Cultures Languages Across the Curriculum Annual Conference · September 28, 2023 Invited Talk Rutgers,
Language Visibility and Inclusion through Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum · January 3, 2023 International Meeting or Conference MLA, San Francisco, CA
From Practice to Theory: Theoretical Underpinnings and Future Directions for CLAC · December 2, 2022 International Meeting or Conference CLAC Conference, Online
Content-based language instruction: CLAC vs. LSP · November 17, 2023 Invited Talk American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Chicago
Transformative Learning through Community-based Language Learning · October 26, 2023 International Meeting or Conference IARSLICE: Redefining Research, Access, & Inclusion in SLCE, Tulane
CLAC: Where are we now and where are we going? - Cultures Languages Across the Curriculum Annual Conference · September 28, 2023 Invited Talk Rutgers,
Language Visibility and Inclusion through Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum · January 3, 2023 International Meeting or Conference MLA, San Francisco, CA
From Practice to Theory: Theoretical Underpinnings and Future Directions for CLAC · December 2, 2022 International Meeting or Conference CLAC Conference, Online
Transformative Learning in CBLL courses · November 22, 2022 International Meeting or Conference American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Boston, MA
10 years of Collaboration: the Duke-UVA-Vanderbilt Shared Consortium - Shared Less Commonly Taught Languages Symposium (SLCTLS) · August 18, 2022 Invited Talk Big Ten Conference Center, U of Chicago, Rosemont, IL
Online Intercultural Exchanges in WLSP: Encouraging Conflict to Explore Difference · April 22, 2022 International Meeting or Conference International Symposium for Language for Specific Purposes (ISLSP) / Centers for International Business Education & Research , Chicago, IL
“If we’re so global, where are the languages? Visibility and Inclusion through Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum: A DEI strategy for the disciplines.” · February 10, 2022 Invited Talk World Language Center. Northeastern University, MA,
Fostering Transformative Learning in Community-Engaged Courses · January 21, 2022 International Meeting or Conference AAC&U, Seattle, WA
“An Ethics of Community-based Language Learning.” (21 April) - Leanne Freas Trout French and Francophone Lecture Series · April 21, 2021 Invited Talk Bucknell University, PA,
Social Justice and Community-based Language Learning - Series on Language Teaching and Learning, Department of French and Francophone Studies · April 8, 2021 Invited Talk Penn State University, PA,
Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum: History, Pedagogy, and Practice · April 2, 2021 Invited Talk University of Pittsburg, PA, University Center of International Studies
Exploring Languages for Special Purposes through Global Engagement and Sustainability · February 21, 2021 Invited Talk Vanderbilt University, TN, Center for Second Language Studies
Partir/arriver: Le défi du déplacement global des réfugiés - AP Master Class. Expert speaker series for French Advanced Placement · November 20, 2020 Broadcast Appearance
Community-based Learning during a Pandemic - Books for a Better World series, · November 19, 2020 Broadcast Appearance Georgetown University Press, Georgetown College, and Georgetown Library, Online
French Language and Culture Exam - Virtual Symposium on AP World Languages · September 2020 - December 2020 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium College Board, Stanford and virtual

3-hour Workshop

Dissolving Disciplinary Boundaries to Internationalize the Curriculum: A Case for CLAC · March 11, 2020 Invited Talk Harvard University, Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Community-based Language Learning as a Critical Pedagogy - Annual Language Educators Symposium · December 7, 2019 Keynote/Named Lecture University of Pennsylvania,

Delivered with Joan Clifford

Community-based Language Learning as Social Justice Pedagogy - International World Languages Speaker Series · September 18, 2019 Invited Talk University of Virginia,
Community-based language learning - World Languages 21: Teaching for the 21st Century · March 13, 2019 Interview Podcast
French for the Real World: Addressing the Enrollment Decline · March 6, 2019 Invited Talk Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France
Barriers and Bridges: Developing a CLAC program at an R1 University - CLAC-in-action Webinar Series · December 12, 2018 Invited Talk Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Consortium, Webinar
Addressing Education Equity - North Carolina AP Advocacy Day · May 29, 2018 Invited Talk NC Capitol

With Maria Pitre-Martin.

Language Matters - CLAC Conference · April 2018 Invited Talk University of Denver, Denver, CO

Plenary with Suronda Gonzalez and JY Zhou

"Facilitating Written Interpersonal Communication in AP World Languages." With Heather Willis Allen. , Nashville, TN (17 November 2017) - American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) · November 2017 - November 2017 Lecture with Heather Willis Allen, Nashville, TN
Languages Across the Curriculum - American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) · November 2017 - November 2017 Lecture Nashville, TN
Teaching French for Change: Social Entrepreneurship - American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) · November 2017 - November 2017 Lecture Nashville, TN
"But what if I don't speak Spanish? Strategies for Developing and Sustaining Partnerships with Smaller Language Communities - Let's Talk · April 1, 2017 Invited Talk Notre Dame University, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN

Key Note Speaker

French for the Real World: Pedagogic Approaches to French for Specific Purposes · March 2017 - March 2017 Invited Talk Wellesley College,
French for the Real World - ACTFL Conference · November 2016 - November 2016 Lecture Boston, MA
Measuring the Impact of CLAC - 10th Annual Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Conference · October 2016 - October 2016 Lecture Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Engaging Teachers as Readers - with Jennifer Ahern-Dodson · September 2016 - September 2016 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Elon University,
Where’s the Community in Languages for Specific Purposes? - International Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes/CIBER Business Language Conference · March 2016 - March 2016 Lecture Phoenix, AZ
Developing Intercultural Competency through Community-based Initiatives - American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference. · November 21, 2015 Lecture San Diego, CA
Maximizing Student Performance in Written Presentational Communication for AP French - American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) · November 2015 - November 2015 Lecture San Diego, CA
Emerging Trends in Business Language Instruction - AATF International Conference · July 10, 2015 Invited Talk
Understanding our French Economic Heritage - AATF International Conference · July 7, 2015 Invited Talk Saguenay, Quebec
CLAC Initiatives in Global Health - CLAC Internationa Conference · April 15, 2015 Lecture Denison University,
How to Integrate Languages Across the Curriculum - AIEA International Conference · February 16, 2015 Lecture Washington, DC

with H. Stephen Straight

Cultural and Linguistic Marketing in Québec: C’est beau?” - American Council for Quebec Studies (ACQS) · October 16, 2014 Lecture Montréal, Canada
CLAC at Duke - Expanding FLAC at Cornell · September 10, 2014 Invited Talk Cornell University,
Teaching Social Entrepreneurship to Language Students: Using Business to Create Social Value - CIBER International Conference · April 24, 2014 Lecture Park City, UT
Rage Against the Machine - Americain Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) International Conference · March 23, 2014 Lecture Portland, OR
Voices in Global Health: Building Perspectives through Language and Culture - CERCLL International Conference · January 24, 2014 Lecture Phoenix, AZ
“Backward Design for Forward Thinking in French for the Professions.” · November 23, 2013 Lecture American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Orlando, FL
“Creative Storytelling” · November 8, 2013 Lecture 3rd Duke Foreign Language Share Fair: Second Language Acquisition: Challenges and Best Practices. Durham, NC
“Innovation through Collaboration: New Initiatives in CLAC.” · September 20, 2013 Lecture Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Conference, Richmond, VA
“Made in Quebec, Marketed in the US.” · April 5, 2013 Lecture CIBER Business Languages Conference, Bloomington, IN
“Shaping Knowledge, Building Perspectives: Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum”. · March 22, 2013 Lecture Old Worlds New Worlds Future Worlds: Romance Studies 3rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference.
“Pre and Post Program Pedagogies for Worldview Literacy.” · February 1, 2013 Lecture WISE conference, Winston-Salem, NC.
“Localizing the Case Study: Community-based Projects and the Business Language Class.” · January 19, 2013 Lecture 5th Annual K-12 Language for Business Conference, Miami, FL
The Elephant in the Room: Machine Translation in the Language Classroom · November 18, 2012 Lecture ACTFL, Philadelphia, PA
Teaching at the Crossroads of Culture and Commerce · October 18, 2012 Lecture St. Augustine, FL
E-books · April 27, 2012 Lecture CIT Technology Showcase
Engaging Business Language Students in their Community · March 23, 2012 Lecture
Community Outreach Projects · November 18, 2011 Lecture ACTFL Conference, Denver, CO
Going High Tech: Using Technology to Promote Learning French · November 18, 2011 Lecture AATF Sesstion, ACTFL Conference, Denver, CO
Community Partnership Connections · July 7, 2011 Lecture AATF Conference, Montreal, Canada
iPads in Education: Uses, Strengths, and Lessons Learned · April 29, 2011 Lecture CIT Instructional Showcase, Duke University
Preparing Future Speakers through Student-Centered Assessments · March 24, 2011 Lecture CIBER Conference, Charleston, SC
Assessing Advanced Students for a Global Community · November 5, 2010 Lecture Romance Studies Colloquium
Integrating Technology in the French Classroom: iPhone/iPod Touch, Facebook, and Voicethread · November 1, 2010 Lecture ACTFL, Boston, MA
Teaching Students to Self-Assess · April 30, 2010 Lecture CIT, Duke University
Women’s Microfinance Programs in Francophone Africa: Creating Pedagogical and Cultural Bridges · March 22, 2010 Lecture CIBER Business Language Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Mad Men in the Digital Age: Student-produced Advertising · November 22, 2009 Lecture American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Langauges, San Diego, CA
Instructional Technology Applications in the Business Language Class: Bringing Students into the Information Era · November 1, 2009 Lecture CIBER Business Languages Conference, Kansas City, KS
LINKing Students to Learning · April 25, 2009 Lecture CIT, Duke University
Teaching with Technology · February 21, 2009 Lecture Perkins LINK
Bridging Global Cultures with Technology · November 14, 2008 Lecture Duke University, The LINK
Technology Trials: Pedagogical Applications of Computer Assisted Learning · November 7, 2008 Lecture Duke University
“Using Creativity to Boost Linguistic Competence: The Court métrage project” · October 11, 2008 Lecture 58th Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC), Wilmington, NC
The Link: Space and the Computer-Mediated Classroom · August 22, 2008 Lecture Duke University
Podcasts and Pedagogy: Curricular Changes in the Business Language Course · April 10, 2008 Lecture 2008 CIBER Business Language Conference: Preparing Global Business Leaders, St. Petersburg, FL
From Madeleines to Blueberry Muffins: Student Wiki Projects · April 1, 2008 Lecture CIT Showcase, Duke University

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship


Co-PI - Assessing the impact of Duke-Durham community partnerships · 2022 - 2023 Projects & Field Work Office of Durham and Community Affairs, CWS , Durham flag United States of America This project seeks to better understand the needs of the community organizations that support Duke volunteers. Reisinger will interview members of the community partner institution and conduct a survey to assess community needs. Andrews and Reisinger's goals are to design ways to reduce the burden on organizations and to develop training materials that support faculty development.
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Addressing Global Health Needs among Refugee Children and Families in Durham County · May 2017 - June 2018 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum · 2014 - 2018 Community Development flag United States of America
Faculty lead - Bienvenue à Durham · 2014 - 2018 Service Learning

Service to the Profession


Vice-President - National Consortium, Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum · 2023 - 2026 Committee Service
Provost’s Council - Institut Américain Universitaire · 2022 - 2024 Committee Service Aix-en-Provence
College Advisory Board Member - Institut Américain Universitaire · 2021 - 2024 Committee Service Aix-en-Provence
Co-Chair - AP French Language and Culture Development Committee · 2017 - 2020 Committee Service
Chair, College Board World Languages Advisory Committee · 2015 - 2023 Committee Service
Vice-President - National Consortium, Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum · 2023 - 2026 Committee Service
Provost’s Council - Institut Américain Universitaire · 2022 - 2024 Committee Service Aix-en-Provence
College Advisory Board Member - Institut Américain Universitaire · 2021 - 2024 Committee Service Aix-en-Provence
Co-Chair - AP French Language and Culture Development Committee · 2017 - 2020 Committee Service
Chair, College Board World Languages Advisory Committee · 2015 - 2023 Committee Service
Advanced Placement College Board Advisor (CBA) and Development Committee Member - AP French Language and Culture Exam · July 1, 2014 - August 31, 2017 Consulting College Board,

CBA duties include serving on exam development committee of 3 high school and 3 university faculty, writing and reviewing exam questions, and managing AP Central website.

Council of Academic Advisors - Institut Américain Universitaire · 2014 - 2021 Committee Service Aix-en-Provence, France
Conference Committee : International Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER) Conference · September 2013 - April 2014 Event/Organization Administration
Chair, Commission on French for Specific Purposes - American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) · 2013 - 2018 Committee Service
Advanced Level Descriptors Committee - Advanced Placement (AP) French Exam · 2013 Consulting
Scientific Board Member and Reviewer · 2013 - 2016 Editorial Activities Journal of Language for Specific Purposes,
Advanced Placement (AP) National Standard Setting Committee · 2012 - 2012 Committee Service College Board ,
Abstract Reviewer for International CIBER Business Language Conference · 2010 Event/Organization Administration
Reader : Steering Committee, CIBER Business Language Conference · 2010 - 2012 Committee Service
Telematics and New Technologies Commission : AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) · November 6, 2008 Committee Service
Panel Respondent : Unmasking/Masking Graduate Student Conference · September 12, 2008 Committee Service
Co-chair : Languages and Pedagogies Round Table Series · 2008 - April 2011 Committee Service

Service to Duke


Trinity Curriculum Development Committee (University) · 2022 - 2024 Committee Service
Academic Programs Committee (APC) (University) · 2022 - 2024 Committee Service
Participant . Teaching for Equity Fellows (TEF) Program · 2022 - 2023 Professional Development
Participant . Racial Equity Learning Arc, The Equity Paradigm · 2021 - 2021 Professional Development
Global Education Committee (University) · 2021 - 2023 Committee Service
Trinity Curriculum Development Committee (University) · 2022 - 2024 Committee Service
Academic Programs Committee (APC) (University) · 2022 - 2024 Committee Service
Participant . Teaching for Equity Fellows (TEF) Program · 2022 - 2023 Professional Development
Participant . Racial Equity Learning Arc, The Equity Paradigm · 2021 - 2021 Professional Development
Global Education Committee (University) · 2021 - 2023 Committee Service
Ad-Hoc DKU Course Committee (University) · 2021 - 2023 Committee Service
Duke in France on-campus director (Department) · 2020 - 2023 Committee Service
Trinity Language Committee (University) · 2020 - 2023 Committee Service
Bass Connections Faculty Advisory Council (Laboratory) · 2018 - 2021 Committee Service Bass Connections ,
French Major Advisor, Romance Studies · 2017 - 2022 Consulting
Judge, Refugee Track . Duke-Oxford Global Challenge Competition · 2017 - 2017 Event Attendance
Chair, Ad-hoc DKU Courses Committee (University) · 2016 - 2021 Committee Service
Faculty Mentor, Winter Forum Sustainable Development Innovation Challenge · 2016 - 2016 Consulting
Faculty Advisory Board, Duke Office of Civic Engagement (University) · 2016 - 2023 Committee Service
Chair, Ad-Hoc DKU Course Committee (University) · 2016 - 2021 Committee Service
Faculty Advisory Board (University) · 2016 - 2022 Committee Service Duke Office of Civic Engagement ,
Working Group on Education and Workplace Development, NC Next Generation (NCNGN/ATT) (Center) · 2015 - 2015 Committee Service
Diversity Task Force, Listening Subcommittee (University) · 2014 - 2015 Committee Service
Ad-Hoc DKU/ A&S Council Joint Committee (University) · 2014 - 2016 Committee Service
Global Education Committee (University) · 2014 - 2017 Committee Service
Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Practice, Director of Writing Studio (Department) · 2014 - 2015 Committee Service
Search Committee, Assistant Vice-Provost, Director of Global Education (University) · 2013 - 2013 Committee Service
CIBER Advisory Board, Fuqua (University) · September 1, 2012 Committee Service
Steering Committee, Markets and Management (2011-present) (Program) · 2011 - 2022 Committee Service
Lectures and Media Committee (Department) · 2011 - 2012 Committee Service
Study Abroad Task Force (Department) · 2004 - 2018 Committee Service