FLAS Language Centers and Coordinators

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African Languages - Center for Africana Studies

  • Web site: https://africana.sas.upenn.edu/center
  • Coordinator: Dr. Ali Ali-Dinar, Senior Lecturer, aadinar@sas.upenn.edu or 215-898-6610.
  • Languages: Amharic, Igbo, Swahili, Tigrinya, Twi, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu

Center for East Asian Studies

  • Web site: www.ceas.sas.upenn.edu
  • Coordinator: David Dettmann, Associate Director, dettmann@sas.upenn.edu or 215-573-4204.
  • Languages: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (NOTE: Fellowships in these languages will not be offered 2014-18)

Middle East Center

  • Web site: www.sas.upenn.edu/mec/
  • Coordinator: Dr. Mehmet Darakcioglu, Associate Director, mehmetd@sas.upenn.edu or 215-898-4690.
  • Languages: Arabic, Hebrew, Kurdish, Persian, Tajik, and Turkish

South Asia Center

  • Web site: www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu
  • Coordinator: Rachelle Faroul, Associate Director, rfaroul@sas.upenn.edu or 215-898-8816.
  • Languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu