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World Languages and Literatures

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Department overview

The Department of World Languages and Literatures prepares students to flourish in our diverse city and interconnected world. Students who have majored in Italian and Spanish have gone on to successful careers, and they have been accepted at top Schools and PhD programs. We encourage all students to minor in a second language. Language skills and cultural competence provide the leading edge in the job market and advance intellectual and personal growth.

Obtainable jobs with this position
  • Education      
  • Fashion    
  • Export/Import    
  • Manufacturing    
  • Food Industry    
  • Shipping      
  • Publishing     
  • Advertising       
  • Airlines     
  • Banking           
  • Diplomacy         
  • Communications       
  • Interpreting    
  • Journalism       
  • Telecommunications       
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Faculty & Staff

Full Time Faculty


Belmonti, Valeria
Director of the Media Center
Building 2S, Room 114
Phone:  718.982.3711

DeJesus, Melvin
Assistant Director of the Media Center
Building 2S, Room 114
Phone:  718.982.3711

Rispoli, GraceAnn
Cuny Administrative Assistant
Building 2S, Room 109
Phone:  718.982.3700

Martucci, Karen
College Assistant
Building 2S, Room 109
Phone:  718.982.3700


Adjunct Faculty

  • Hager Abouelkhair
  • Sergio Alves
  • Giuliana Ammavuta
  • Mohamed Badr
  • Alberto Baselli
  • Jose Burbano
  • Anna Carter
  • Laura Cassarino
  • Maria Corona
  • John DeLisa
  • Xiaoling Dong
  • Alfonso Felix
  • Rosanna Forlano
  • Paola Gambino
  • Claudia Geller
  • Pauline Geudj
  • James Guido
  • Roa Harizi
  • Gema Ibarra
  • Shantrice King
  • Tinny Lai
  • Blerina Likollari
  • Yu-Tsui Lin
  • Antonio Martinez-Meraz
  • Bianca Masilowsky
  • Elizabeth McNelis
  • Raul Miranda
  • Stephen Ogumah
  • Marinetta Paone
  • Lorena Paz Lopez
  • Maria Porcell
  • Alexandria Pucciarelli
  • Yurien Ribot
  • Juan Saborido
  • Mara Salvati
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Cynthia Soto Santiago
  • Spencer Stelmach
  • Colomba Varriano
  • Viana Vassallo
  • Katina White
  • Jessica Wohlstetter
  • Alessandra Zavaglia
  • Valbona Zylo-Watkins

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