We are pleased to welcome Christina Keppie as the new director for the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University, our U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant partner. Christina is an associate professor of French and Linguistics in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.
Christina received her PhD in French from the University of Alberta in 2008 before moving to Bellingham. She is committed to innovative teaching at Western Washington University. Some of her favorite projects have resulted in student productions of French Acadian plays,original sociolinguistic research projects on the effects of study abroad experiences in French second-language acquisition among students in Western’s French program, and a successful summer global learning program in Montréal, Québec. Dr. Keppie’s primary research focus is cultural and ideological identity of francophone minorities of Maine and Eastern Canada, which she approaches through an ethnographic framework. She is also the current editor of the American Review of Canadian Studies. She enjoys a healthy lifestyle of fresh air, martial arts, boot camp, cooking, and cats.