Our Faculty and Staff
Dr. Vanessa Borilot
Lecturer of Modern Language and Culture
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A native of Guadeloupe, Vanessa Borilot teaches courses in French at Elizabethtown. Her research interests include 19th- and 20th-century representations of Indian indentured servants in literatures of the Caribbean and the Mascareignes, Theorizing Caribbean whiteness: who is the (neo)Béké?, family poetics in Francophone literatures, postcolonial literatures and Caribbean queer studies.
Dr. Charla Lorenzen
Professor of Spanish
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Dr. Lorenzen teaches Spanish courses and supervises the major in Spanish with Education Certification K-12 (Spanish Education) program. Her teaching and research interests include: foreign language teacher preparation, teaching Spanish to heritage speakers, and Service Learning as a teaching and learning method. The unifying theme across Dr. Lorenzen's teaching, research, and service experience is an intense interest in bringing linguistically and culturally diverse people together, through a shared love of learning about others' ways of expressing themselves and existing in our shared world, to engage in positive and productive ways.
Dr. Montserrat Linares-Farras
Associate Professor of Spanish
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Dr. Montserrat Linares-Farras received her BA from the Universitat de Barcelona, and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been a member of Modern Languages Department at Elizabethtown College since 2002. She currently teaches Spanish and Latin American Literature, Spanish Advanced Grammar, and Conversation. Her research interests are the Spanish avant-garde novel and contemporary Spanish women writers. She co-edited the volume Women in the Spanish Novel Today: Reflections of Self in the Works of Three Generations of Writers, published by McFarland in 2009.
Dr. Mahua Bhattacharya
Professor of Japanese and Asian Studies
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Dr. Mahua Bhattacharya is an Associate Professor of Japanese and Asian Studies and has taught at Elizabethtown College since 2001. In the past she has held joint appointments with the departments of Modern Languages and Sociology. A native of India, she has taught Japanese in one of the premier institutions of India called Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU for short) in New Delhi for 13 years where she also got her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Japanese Language and Japanese Studies. Before coming to Elizabethtown College, she was a Visiting Fellow at University of Chicago and taught Japanese at DePaul University in Chicago and Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She was also the Director of the Women and Gender Studies program in the College and is a Co-Director of the Asian Studies program. Her research interests include postcolonial theory, women's studies, popular culture, language ideology, and second language acquisition.
Dr. Nobuaki Takahashi
Associate Professor of Japanese
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A native of Japan, Dr. Nobuaki Takahashi is an Associate Professor of Japanese. He received his BA in English from Kanda University of International Studies, MA in Asian Civilization with a specialization in Japanese Language Pedagogy from the University of Iowa, and PhD in Second Language Acquisition from the University of Iowa. He currently teaches a various levels of Japanese language courses. His research interests include second language acquisition in Japanese, form-focused instruction, especially in error correction, and language learning strategies. He has teaching experiences at the University of Iowa, East Carolina University, Princeton in Ishikawa summer program, Middlebury College Japanese Summer School, Hokkaido International Foundation summer program, as well as K-12 education at Beaver Dam Unified School District in Wisconsin and Yujin Gakuen Japanese immersion program middle level in Eugene, OR.