Foreign Language Expertise
Language School in Berkeley, CA
I received my undergraduate education at Columbia University (B. A. 1986) and my graduate education at the University of Chicago (M. A. 1988, Ph. D. 1994) While an undergraduate I focused primarily upon 17th and eighteenth century French and German Classicism and I studied Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit. While a graduate student I focused primarily upon the whole developmental sequence of historic Germanic languages (writing my dissertation on Old Norse source materials for the conversion of Viking society to Christianity) as well as Old French epic literature.