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Deborah Reisinger

Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies
Romance Studies

Research Interests


World Languages for Specific Purposes (WLSP)
Community-engaged Scholarship
Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum
Second Language Acquisition

Selected Grants


2023 Cohort of United-States University French-speaking career forums and fairs project

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by American Association of Teachers of French · 2023 - 2024

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Resident Fellow · January 2019 - July 2019 Institute for American Universities (Aix-en-Provence, France)
Transformative Learning: A Shared Intellectual Interest Across the University · January 2020 Co-lead with Cori Crane and Joan Clifford · Intellectual Community Planning Grant · $5,000.00
Language Matters II: African Resettlement in Durham, NC · 2018 Duke Africa Initiative · $3,000.00
Language Matters: African Resettlement in Durham, NC · 2017 Duke Africa Initiative · $4,500.00
Refugee resettlement in Québec · 2016 Quebec-United States University Grant, Ministère des Relations Internationales du Québec · $4,000.00
Resident Fellow · January 2019 - July 2019 Institute for American Universities (Aix-en-Provence, France)
Transformative Learning: A Shared Intellectual Interest Across the University · January 2020 Co-lead with Cori Crane and Joan Clifford · Intellectual Community Planning Grant · $5,000.00
Language Matters II: African Resettlement in Durham, NC · 2018 Duke Africa Initiative · $3,000.00
Language Matters: African Resettlement in Durham, NC · 2017 Duke Africa Initiative · $4,500.00
Refugee resettlement in Québec · 2016 Quebec-United States University Grant, Ministère des Relations Internationales du Québec · $4,000.00
Fellow · 2016 Duke Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Transformative Learning at Duke · 2021 - 2022 With Clifford, Paredes, Ariely, Malone, Muzyk, Simmermeyer, · Duke Learning Innovation: Carry the Innovation Forward · $9,750.00
Aligning Pedagogy with Practice in the Creative industries · 2020 - 2021 Arts and Science Faculty Research Award, Trinity College, Duke University · $4,721.00
Course Enhancement Grant · 2022 - 2022 Office of Global Affairs Summer award for development of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum in Public Policy courses in Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.
Climate Change Faculty Fellow · 2022 - 2023 Duke University First cohort of faculty involved in execution of UNIV 102 course, “Let’s Talk about Climate Change.”
Community-Engaged Scholars Fellows Program · September 2022 - May 2023 Office of Durham and Community Affairs, Duke University Yearlong fellowship and funded research project with CWS Durham
Major Academic Initiative Grant · 2013 - 2015 Ministère des Relations Internationales du Quebec · $7,500.00 Two-year grant to establish partnership between Duke, UQAM, and Laval University for Duke in Montréal summer program.
Bacca Fellow · 2022 - 2023 Language Arts and Media Program (LAMP), Duke University Year-long fellowship to develop new suite of courses focused on international relations.

External Relationships


  • The College Board

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