Deb Reisinger is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in Romance Studies and Affiliate faculty in Global Health. As Director of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC), an initiative that helps students explore culturally-specific solutions to real-world problems, she develops courses in Arabic, French, Hindi, Mandarin, and Spanish in Global Health, Public Policy, and Environmental Studies. Deb’s work examines the impact of language and culture on identity, inclusion, and community. Her recent work focuses on a project, Bienvenue à Durham: Welcoming French Speaking Refugees to North Carolina, that provides students with the opportunity to work with recently resettled refugees from Central Africa.

Deb directs the Duke in Montréal summer program on the marketing of the arts industries in Quebec. She is Chair of the World Languages Advisory Committee to the College Board and College Board Advisor for the French Advanced Placement Exam. She chairs the Commission on French for Specific Purposes for the American Association of Teachers of French. Deb received a B.A from the University of Kansas in French and East Asian Studies, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in French and Francophone Literature and Cultural Studies.