Joan Clifford

Joan Clifford

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies

External address: 2122 Campus Dr., Room 206, Box 90269, Durham, NC 27708
Internal address: Box 90269, Spanish Language Program, Durham, NC 27708-0257
Phone: (919) 684-0774


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia 1998
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1992
  • B.A., Washington University 1989

Clifford, J, and Reisinger, DS. Community-Based Language Learning A Framework for Educators. November 2018.

Reisinger, D, Clifford, J, Deardorff, D, and Whetten, K. "Cultures and languages across the curriculum in global health: New curricular pathways toward internationalization." Critical Perspectives on Internationalising the Curriculum in Disciplines: Reflective Narrative Accounts from Business, Education and Health. January 1, 2015. 261-274. Full Text

Clifford, JE, Earp, S, and Reisinger, D. "Course Management Systems and Foreign Language Curricula: The Case of Blackboard at Duke University." The Heinle Professional Series in Language Instruction. Ed. L Lomika and J Cooke-Plagwitz. Heinle, 2003. 2-8.

Clifford, J. "Pedro Shimose." Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. MA Salgado. Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2003.

Clifford, J. "A Letter About Emily." Reference Guide to Short Fiction. Ed. N Watson. St James Press, 1994.

Clifford, J. "Adolfo Bioy Casares." Reference Guide to Short Fiction. Ed. N Watson. St James Press, 1994.

Clifford, J. "Talking about service-learning: Product or process? Reciprocity or solidarity?." Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 21.4 (January 1, 2017): 7-20.

Reisinger, D, and Clifford, J. "Transforming Learners through Intercultural Competence (Accepted)." The Language Educator (2015): 70-73.

Merschel, LM, Reisinger, D, and Clifford, J. "Meeting the Challenges of Machine Translation." The Language Educator 8 (October 2013). (Academic Article)

Merschel, LM, Clifford, J, and Munné, J. "Surveying the Landscape: What is the Role of Machine Translation in Language Learning?." @tic revista d’innovació educativa (2013). (Academic Article)

Clifford, JE. "The Female Bildungsromane of Beatriz Guido." Hispanofila 132 (March 2001): 125-139. (Academic Article)

Reisinger, D, and Clifford, J. "Shaping Multilingual Global Citizens." (October 8, 2018).

Clifford, J. "Textos en contexto: Literatura hispanoamericana en multimedia by Julia Van Loan." The Reading Matrix: An International On-line Journal 2 (June 2002).


Languages in Durham. Curator. Languages in Durham (2014)

This web site is an educational resource for the community and provides stories and historical information on different language communities living in Durham. Language students in Arabic, French, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Persian, and Spanish have contributed.

Mariposa Stories Project. Creator. Mariposa Stories Project (2009)

A series of four bilingual coloring books created by Spanish service-learning students from stories collected from the community.

Voices from the Latino Community in North Carolina. Curator. Voices from the Latino Community in North Carolina (2004)

This web site is a digital oral history archive that documents the Spanish-speaking immigrant experience in North Carolina in 2004-2005 funded by a Duke Center for Instructional Technology grant.