Anita Alkhas

  • Associate Professor, Global Studies (French program)


Ph.D., Michigan State, 1999

Teaching Schedule

Course Num Title Meets
FRENCH 103-001 First-Semester French MW 10am-11:15am
FRENCH 103-002 First-Semester French MW 11:30am-12:45pm
FRENCH 104-001 Second-Semester French TR 10am-11:15am
FRENCH 104-002 Second-Semester French TR 11:30am-12:45pm
FRENCH 104-004 Second-Semester French TR 2:30pm-3:45pm
FRENCH 204-002 Fourth-Semester French TR 1pm-2:15pm

Teaching Interests

Contemporary French and Francophone literature and culture; language pedagogy

Research Interests

19th and 20th century French literature and culture; technology and language pedagogy

Related Activities

  • Professional Development Chair at the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers (WAFLT)
  • co-organizer of the Southeast Wisconsin Academic Alliance in French (SWAAF)
  • FLESFEST Planning Committee
  • UWM French Day co-coordinator
  • Jewish Studies advisory committee
  • Faculty Senate
  • Alliance Française de Milwaukee advisory board
  • UWM international dessert competition co-organizer

Selected Publications

Lunn, Patricia and Anita Alkhas. My Next Language: From Spanish to French, From French to Spanish. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017.
The National Standards Collaborative Board (2015). World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. 4th ed. Alexandria, VA. (Revisions to generic volume: lead writers June K. Phillips and Dan Reutershan, contributing writers Anita Alkhas, Donna Clementi, Kathryn Hartung). Print.
Alkhas, Anita and Deana Zorko. "High Tech/Low Tech: Ideas for Every Classroom" column. Eds. Anita J. Alkhas, Lauren Rosen, Deana Zorko. Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers eVoice (16 issues: 21 Apr. 2014 - 25 Oct. 2015). Web.
Alkhas, Anita, subtitler (Farsi to English) and co-producer. Thicker than Paint. Dir. Maryam Sepehri. 2013. 42 min. Documentary film.  Awarded Special Cream City Cinema Jury Prize at the 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival and Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at the 2015 Stonybrook Film Festival.
Alkhas, Buna and Anita, subtitlers (Farsi to English). Tales. Dir. Rakshan Bani-E’temad. 2014, 88 min. Feature film. Awarded Best Screenplay at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival.
Alkhas, Anita. “Heidegger in Plain Sight: ‘The Origin of the Work of Art’ and Marcel Duchamp.” Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry Vol. 5: No. 12 (Spring 2010): 1-13. Print.
“Marcel Duchamp”s Brush Off,” Contemporary French Civilisation, Volume 28, No. 2, Urbana, IL: University of Illinois, 2004, pp. 192-205.