Maria Carbonetti

A medium shot of Maria Carbonetti smiling, with glasses perched on her head, wearing a necklace and black-and-white striped shirt.

Lecturer, Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies

“For me, community engagement is always public humanities. Teaching languages is about dialogue and conversation and sharing knowledge, particularly with our larger community…I think this is the connection between language learning and the public humanities: that we learn through constant conversation, through which we create more understanding and knowledge that is relevant for students and relevant for the world that we live in. If not, why take a language course? Why not just learn by ourselves? The students miss so much if they do not engage with the public.”

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