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Our Team

Empire State BuildingAlberta Gatti, Ph.D. (Director): Alberta Gatti is the director of ILETC and  the Center for Integrated Language Communities at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her research and teaching has focused on Spanish literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as well as on language education. Before coming to New York, she directed the Foreign Languages Program and the Center for Engaged Learning Environments (CELE) at Saint Xavier University, Chicago. In 2012 she was honored with the Teaching Excellence Award. Alberta Gatti holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Language and Literatures from Boston University and a degree in Classical Studies from the University of Buenos Aires.

Eric Ketcham (Assistant Director): Eric Ketcham is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY.  He is the Assistant Director of the Center for Integrated Language Communities (CILC) and the Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context (ILETC).  He previously held a Demography Fellowship from the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research and teaches in the Sociology Department at Lehman College.  His research interests include immigration as well as marriage and the family.  He holds an M.A. in Sociology from Queens College, CUNY and a B.A. in Linguistics and Psychology from Northeastern University..

Danielle Wetmore (College Assistant): Danielle Wetmore holds a B.A. in History from University of Redlands and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Liberal Studies at the Graduate Center, with an emphasis in American Studies. Ms. Wetmore’s work is in 20th century US, cultural history with a gendered analysis.  Her most recent work examines the relationship between the process of legitimization for makeup and advertising during the Great Depression.  In the office, Ms. Wetmore helps with organization, scheduling, and event planning.