The competitive fellowships send PhD students abroad for up to 12 months to build on their language proficiency, engage with other cultures and complete significant dissertation research on global cultures and societies.Read more
The Department of Romance Studies strives to create an atmosphere of intense intellectual engagement across linguistic and textual boundaries, and students are encouraged to take advantage of the wide array of on-campus lectures, events and resources available to them.
Graduate Student Spotlight: Yen Vu, French
"I have been continuously drawn to the intersection between history and literature, that is, examining the cultural and political vestiges of French colonialism manifested in literary expression.
I am fortunate that Cornell supports an interdisciplinarity that has encouraged me to become a part of the Southeast Asia Program, in which I am concentrating my minor. My extension beyond the department has given me the opportunity to not only work with scholars in other fields, but also to foster my personal interests through extracurricular discussions on Asian-American identity, contemporary Vietnamese studies, and creative writing."
Click here to read about our current graduate students in the Department of Romance Studies.
Romance Studies News
Rachel Bean, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor in the Department of Astronomy and senior associate dean for math and science, has been named interim A&S dean.Read more
A “new wave” of Latin American writers are making the science fiction genre their own. Previously dominated by foreign works the genre is opening up to regional authors such as Cornell Professor Edmundo Paz Soldán, and Assistant Professor Liliana Colanzi, of Bolivia.Read more
“Helping students realize their greatest potential is at the core of our mission in the College of Arts & Sciences."Read more
A&S faculty members will delve into questions ranging from quantum computing to foreign policy development and from heritage forensics to effects of climate change.Read more
This summer, 101 students in the College of Arts and Sciences will take part in groundbreaking research on campus with 61 faculty as part of the Nexus Scholars Program.Read more