Katrien Vanpee

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Contact Me

kvanpee@umn.edu
612-624-0580

Asian Languages/Literatures
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

  • Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
  • pre-Islamic, classical and modern Arabic poetry
  • nabati poetry
  • cultural heritage of the Arabian Peninsula
  • Gulf Studies
Courses Taught
  • Advanced Arabic I and II, Fall and Spring
  • Beginning Arabic I and II, Fall and Spring
  • The Politics of Arabic Poetry, annually in Spring
  • Readings in Arabic Texts: Classical and Modern Arabic Literature
  • Culture & Society of the Arabian Peninsula
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 - Present
  • Committee on Second Language Education: 2014 - 2016
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