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Ileana Orlich

Ileana Orlich

President's Professor, Parents Association Professor of the Year, and ASASU Centennial Professor, School of International Letters and Cultures

orlich@asu.edu

480-965-4658

School of International Letters and Cultures
Arizona State University
PO Box 870202
Tempe, AZ 85287-0202

Titles

  • Distinguished Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • President's Professor, Parents Association Professor of the Year, and ASASU Centennial Professor, School of International Letters and Cultures
  • Director, Central European Cultural Collaborative
  • Visiting Professor, Institute for World Literature, Harvard University
  • Honorary Consul General of Romania in Arizona
  • Fellow, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

Biography

Ileana Alexandra Orlich is a professor and Head of German, Romanian and Slavic Faculty in the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Her scholarly research and teaching focus primarily on comparative literature and cultural studies, religious and ethnic diversity and conflict, gender, politics, and theatre, with strong collaboration across traditional academic disciplines. As Director of Romanian Studies, she created a Romanian Minor in SILC. Since 1999 she has directed Arizona State University’s summer study abroad in Romania and Central Europe for undergraduate and graduate students from ASU and other US academic institutions. Her interdisciplinary research also addresses a range of social-ecological issues concerning sustainable programs in the new democratic countries of the former Soviet bloc. She was a Fulbright and a Fulbright Senior Professor in Romania, and the recipient of grants and awards from Romania's Cultural Institute, Romania's Writers' Union, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Orlich is a well known speaker at international conferences and symposia in China (Beijing, Shanghai), South Korea (Seoul), Czech Republic (Prague), Slovakia (Bratislava), Hungary (Budapest), Canada (Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal), Italy (Trieste), France (Paris, Hyeres), Spain (Santiago de Compostela), the UK (London), Turkey (Istanbul), Bulgaria (Sophia), and Romania.

Education

  • PhD, Arizona State University
  • MA, Arizona State University
  • Diploma de Licenta, University of Bucharest

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