Katrien Vanpee

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Contact Me

kvanpee@umn.edu
612-624-0580

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Room 220 FolH
0144A
9 Pleasant St SE

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Arabic (Literature & Linguistics), Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 2014.
  • M.A.: Arab Studies, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 2007.
  • M.A.: Arabic & Islamic Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2004.
  • B.A. : Arabic & Islamic Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2002.
  • B.A. : Germanic languages, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2000.

Specialties

  • Pre-Islamic, Classical and Modern Arabic Poetry
  • Classical and Modern Arabic Literature
  • Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
  • Nabati Poetry
  • Cultural Heritage of the Arabian Peninsula
  • Arabian Gulf Studies
Courses Taught
  • The Politics of Arabic Poetry, annually in Spring
  • Classical and Modern Arabic Prose
  • Culture & Society of the Arabian Peninsula
  • Advanced Arabic I and II, Fall and Spring
  • Beginning Arabic I and II, Fall and Spring
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) Executive Board: January 2017 - Present
  • CARLA Executive Committee: 2016 - Present
  • PACE Project Advisory Board: 2015 - 2017
  • Committee on Second Language Education: 2014 - 2016
Publications
  • Vanpee, Katrien. "Allegiance Performed: Waṭaniyyah Poetry on the Stage of the Shāʿir al-Milyūn Competition." Journal of Arabic Literature 50.2 (2019): 173-196.
  • Vanpee, Katrien, Dan Soneson. "Arabic Proficiency Improvement Through a Culture of Assessment." Foreign Language Proficiency in Higher Education (2019): 197-216.
  • Vanpee, Katrien. "Responding to “Making Change Happen”: Students as Partners for Change." The Modern Language Journal 101.2 (2017): 427-430.
  • Vanpee, Katrien. "Hoda Barakat's Sayyidi wa-Habibi: The Authorized Abridged Edition for Students of Arabic ed. by Laila Familiar (review)." al-'Arabiyya 50 (2017): 151-153.
  • Mark Van Mol, Katrien Vanpee and Amal Marogy. La Mafarr: Leermethode Arabisch . Peeters, 2007.
Awards
  • Provost's Professional Papers Award, Gettysburg College, Nov 2012
  • Research and Dissertation Fellowship, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, 2011 - 2012
  • Qatar Scholarship, Qatar University, 2005 - 2006
  • Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship, 2004 - 2005
  • Translation Grant Katholieke University Leuven, Schlaining, Austria, Summer 2000