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 the Duke Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) program, which offers courses in environmental studies, public policy, and global health in 8+ languages.
Reisinger teaches courses in French for Specific Purposes, including global health, business, and marketing. She is the author of Crime and Media in Contemporary France (Purdue Press, 2007) and Community-based Language Learning: A Framework for Educators, co-authored with Joan Clifford (Georgetown Press, 2019). She has also published numerous articles on language pedagogy, intercultural competence, and French for Specific Purposes. Her current research focuses on Central African refugee resettlement and linguistic marketing.
Reisinger is Chair of the College Board's World Languages Academic Advisory Committee and co-chair of the AP French Language and Culture Exam development committee. From 2013-2018, she served as Chair of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Commission on French for Specific Purposes.
Course Development Award. Arts and Sciences, Duke. September 2012
iPad Jump Start Grant. CIT, Duke University. September 2010
Reisinger, D. S. “Technology Applications for the Advanced Level: A Return to the Podcast.” Aatf National Bulletin 35, no. 4 (April 2010): 25–26.
Reisinger, D. S. “Marketing to the World,” November 2008.
Reisinger, D. S. “Student video projects.” Aatf National Bulletin 32, no. 2 (February 2007): 21–22.
Reisinger, D. S. “Literary and Cinematic Responses to the Crime Story in Contemporary France.” Clcweb: Comparative Literature and Culture. 9, no. 4 (2007): 1–10.
Reisinger, D. S. “Murder and Banality in the Contemporary fait divers.” South Central Review 17, no. 4 (2000): 84–99.
Reisinger, D. S. “The Other and the Same: The Ambiguous Role of the Saracen in La Chanson de Roland.” Romance Language Annual 9 (1998): 94–97.
Reisinger, D. S. “Le Retour au rien: la circularité mallarméenne à travers ‘Salut’ et ‘Sonnet en –yx’.” Romance Notes 37, no. 3 (1997): 273–80.
Reisinger, D. S. “Cultural Studies in the Classroom.” Transculture: Interpretations and Applications of Cultural Studies in the Languages 1, no. 2 (1996): 95–97.
Reisinger, D. S. “L'Inconstance Punie: Jean Anouilh and La Double Inconstance.” Chimères. 23, no. 1–2 (1996): 1–11.
Reisinger, D. “Cultural and Linguistic Marketing in Creative Strategy.” Global Business Languages, n.d.