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Anita Alkhas

  • Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies (French Program)


Ph.D., Michigan State, 1999

Current Research Interests:

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

Current Teaching Interests:

Contemporary French and Francophone literature and culture; language pedagogy

Outreach and Service Activities:

Professional Development Chair - Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers (WAFLT), co-organizer - 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. “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.


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.