Modern and Classical Languages

In 1989, a new faculty member’s chance discovery on a library shelf at Western Washington University would set in motion three decades of work and help solve one of the biggest anthropological and linguistic puzzles of our time: Where did the Indigenous peoples of the Americas come from?

Western Washington University Professor of Modern & Classical Languages Edward Vajda will give a talk titled “Firelight on the River: Siberia’s Ket People and Ancient North America” from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street. 

The…

Western Washington University’s Department of Modern & Classical Languages will host Margaret Gonglewski, an associate professor of German and International Affairs at George Washington University, and Anna Helm, an assistant teaching professor of International Business at George Washington…

Petra S. Fiero was awarded the Max Kade Prize for Best Article in the Journal of Austrian Studies for 2018. The board considered her article "Transnationale Erinnerungen in Vladimir Vertlibs Stück ÜBERALL NIRGENDS lauert die Zukunft (2016)", which appeared in Issue 51:4 (Winter 2018)…

Paqui Paredes Méndez has been appointed to serve for a two-year term as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Western Washington University, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today.

Paredes, who is professor of Spanish and chair of the WWU Department of Modern…

Western Washington University’s East Asian Studies program will host the University of Oregon’s Steven Brown at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 27 in Wilson Libraries 164F; Brown will read excerpts from his new book, “Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of…

Hugo García, Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Santería Decoded: An Approach to Understanding the Formation of an Afro Cuban Religion” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers,…

Sharalyn Orbaugh of the University of British Columbia, will present “What’s Queer about Postwar Manga?” from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24  in Science Lecture 140.

The talk is free and open to the public.

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Recent Western Washington University alumna and current graduate student at the Technical University of Munich Valeria Fisher received a DAAD Graduate Scholarship for the 2016-2018 academic year.

Fisher, a Bellingham resident, is being awarded €750 per month for two years for her…

Do you work with an outstanding colleague at Western Washington University? The Western Way program provides the opportunity for faculty and staff to recognize the great efforts of others on campus.

Any time throughout the year, folks in the WWU community can visit the Western…

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