Eva Dessein is a Senior Lecturer in French and leads the French language program. She has taught French language, literature, and culture at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. Prior to joining Global Languages, she taught at Middlebury College, the University of Texas at Austin, Williams College, and Vanderbilt University.

Her scholarly work engages broadly with questions related to language and identity, intercultural competency, language learning in immersion settings, and instructional technology to explore the intersections of second language learning, intercultural education, and study abroad. Her current scholarship analyzes the role of the digital humanities in intercultural education and the impact of machine translation technologies on cross-linguistic communication.

She regularly presents at national and international conferences, and her scholarship in the field of second-language studies has appeared in various peer-reviewed journals, most recently in the L2 Journal and The French Review.

PhD French, Vanderbilt University
MA French, Vanderbilt University
MA International and Cross-Cultural Negotiations, Aix-Marseille University I, France
MA American Literature, Aix-Marseille University I, France