DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN OUR DEPARTMENT
As the department at the heart of the University of Arkansas’s mission to educate students in intercultural competency, World Languages, Literatures and Cultures is dedicated to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels. This includes but is not limited to incorporating multiple points of view into our curriculum, removing barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of our diverse faculty, staff and students, and seeking out opportunities for ongoing learning about these issues.
Our commitment to academic rigor in research means we promote scholarship that fosters solidarity and pushes us to expand the limits of our disciplines to include a wider variety of voices and perspectives. An ongoing emphasis on providing quality teaching includes creating classroom atmospheres and working spaces that are open and hospitable for our students from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. As a department, we understand that celebrating diversity and placing inclusivity at the center of our work leads to the highest caliber of participation and service to our respective fields, to each other and to our community.
HONORS SUPPER CLUB 2022
On March 14, 2022, faculty from World Languages, Literatures & Cultures hosted an Honors Supper Club. During this supper club, World Language faculty shared success stories from our alumni who are currently using their language aptitude in graduate programs and international careers.
Find out more about this event on the Honors Supper Club page.
- Dr. Erika Almenara
Dr. Almenara's new book, The Language of the In-Between: Travestis, Post-Hegemony, and Writing in Contemporary Chile and Peru, was published on Oct. 4, 2022 by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
- Student Success Peer Learning Workshops
The student-led workshop series will hold three sessions on Oct. 26, Nov. 3, and Nov. 10 to assist fellow Razorbacks with learning a world language.
- Spencer Hazeslip
Hazeslip was awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study Russian during summer 2021.