Deb Reisinger

Assistant Professor of the Practice, Romance Studies

Fellowship Year(s)

  • 2015-2016
  • 2022-2023

Deb Reisinger, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in Romance Studies. She is an affiliate faculty member in the Duke Global Health Institute and in Markets and Management Studies.

Reisinger teaches courses in French for Specific Purposes, including global health, business, and marketing. Her current research focuses on Central African refugee resettlement, community-based learning, and contemporary culture studies. She is the author of a book, Crime and Media in Contemporary France (Purdue Press, 2007), as well as numerous articles on language pedagogy, intercultural competence, and French for Specific Purposes.

Reisinger directs the Duke in Montréal program each summer, which focuses on Quebec’s vibrant arts industry. On campus, she is Director of the Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) initiative, and oversees courses in 7 different languages in environmental studies, public policy, and global health.

Reisinger is currently Chair of the College Board’s World Languages Academic Advisory Committee. She is also the College Board Advisor for the French AP exam, and serves on the AP exam development committee. Since 2013, she has served as Chair of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Commission on French for Business and Economic Purposes.

Deb Reisinger