Curriculum Vitae



May 2018 University of Oklahoma

Ph.D., Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, GPA: 4.0

Dissertation: “Intercultural Sensitivity and Perspective Transformation of Study Abroad Students”

Committee: Lawrence Baines (Chair), Neil Houser, Jiening Ruan, Stacy Reeder, Benjamin Heddy


Norman, OK
2010 Université Bordeaux Montaigne

M.A., Contemporary History, Research and Teaching
Thesis: Native Americans in American cinema: representation of an invention
Committee: Alexandre Fernandez (Chair), Lionel Larré, Corinne Marache


Bordeaux, France
2012 Université Bordeaux Montaigne

B.A., English literatures and cultures, minor: Teaching French as a Second Language


Bordeaux, France
2008 Université Bordeaux Montaigne

B.A. History, Research and Teaching – minor: geography and medieval archeology

Bordeaux, France




2017 Rothberg International School – Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Summer program on Immigration and Cultural Diversity


Jerusalem, Israel
2016 Beijing Normal University

Philosophy Summer School – Chinese Thought and Modern China


Beijing, China
2011-2012 École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
Anthropology and ethnohistory, free auditor 
Paris, France
2010-2014 Université Bordeaux Montaigne

Native American History, post graduate research


Bordeaux, France
2009 University of Oklahoma
Study Abroad
Norman, OK




2016 – 2018 University of Oklahoma, Sooner Jump Start       

International Pathway Program

Graduate Teaching Assistant

–        International student advising

–        Created and coordinated the mentorship program

–        Created and coordinated the faculty intercultural training

–        IELTS and TOEFL preparatory tutoring sessions

–        Weekly meetings to discuss transition and intercultural issues

–        Event planning for international students (workshops, guest speakers, field trips…)

–       Social media (Instagram, Facebook, WeChat)

–        Diverse administrative tasks


Norman, OK
Summer 2016 University of Oklahoma, Center for Teaching Excellence

Facilitator, Teaching Assistant Orientation (TAO)

–        Trained and mentored new graduate teaching assistants in their new GTA duties


Norman, OK
Summer 2015 and 2016 University of Oklahoma, Center for Teaching Excellence

Facilitator, Development for International Teaching Assistants (DITA)

–        Trained and mentored new international graduate teaching assistants in their new GTA duties


Norman, OK
2015 University of Oklahoma, Office of Academic Integrity Programs


–        Remedial course for students responsible for academic integrity violation


2014 – 2015 University of Oklahoma, Center for English as a Second Language


–        American pop culture and history through cinema, Levels Intermediate 3 and Advanced 1, 2, 3

–        Writing, Levels Advanced 2 and 3

–        Communications, Levels Intermediate 2, 3 and Advanced 1, 2, 3

–        Public Speaking, Levels Intermediate 1, 2, 3


Norman, OK
2013 University of Oklahoma, Modern Languages Department

Graduate Teaching Assistant,

–        Beginning French 1115

–        Beginning French (continued) 1225


Norman, OK


Université Paris 13, English Department

Instructor, Introduction to American Civilization and Government


Villetaneuse, France
2012 Lycée Malherbe (high school)                                 

Oral examiner in preparatory school, Literature and news

Post-high school level


Caen, France
2012 Maison Centrale de Poissy, GRETA

Instructor, Social science

High security facility, remand prisoners

High school level


Versailles, Poissy, France
2012 Montesantos Coiffure Academie

Instructor, Language Arts and Social Sciences

High school level

Paris, France





Higher Education Administration


Aug. 2015 –May 2016 University of Oklahoma, Office of Graduate Admissions

–        Research Assistant in charge of diverse administrative tasks

–        Management of databases (Banner, Admit, Laserfiche) and graduate application documents (GRE, transcripts, letters of recommendation, international documents)

Norman, OK




Jan. 2014-

Aug. 2015

University of Oklahoma, Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education

Research Assistant

–        Interviewed graduate students of the college of Education

–        Recorded and edited videos for the website of the college of Education


Norman, OK
Aug. 2016-


University of Oklahoma, Sooner Jump Start

Graduate Teaching Assistant

–        Qualtrics

–        SPSS


Editorial experiences


Oct. 2012 – Dec. 2012 CNRS Éditions, National Center for Scientific Research Publishing

Press attachée and Editorial Intern

–        Contacted journalists and authors

–        Managed the website

–        Read and evaluated manuscript submissions

–        Wrote editorial documents


Paris, France


Feb. 2011 – Mar. 2011 Éditions Albin Michel

Editorial Intern

–        Read, screened, and assessed manuscripts for diverse editors

–        Wrote editorial documents.


Paris, France




Research Experience


Sept. 2010 – June 2012 Université Bordeaux Montaigne – PATRIA Research Program

Research assistant

–        Computed database about former students (1880-1970)

–        archived files

–        analyzed files


Bordeaux, France
Dec. 2011 – Mar. 2012 Association Georges Pompidou

Research Intern


Paris, France




Research Interests


Language learning and teaching, critical pedagogy, intercultural competence, international education, perspective transformation, curriculum ideologies


M.A. Thesis in History


“The ‘Indian’ in American cinema since 1950: representation of an invention”, 271 pages.

ADVISOR: Prof. Alexandre Fernandez, University of Bordeaux Montaigne, France





Chiocca, E. (article submitted for publication). The Effects of Study Abroad on Language, Intercultural Sensitivity, and Identity Transformation.


Chiocca, E. (article submitted for publication). Hearts and Minds: Goal-Orientation and Intercultural Communicative Competence of ROTC Cadets Learning Critical Languages.


Chiocca, E. (in press). Language endangerment: Diversity and specificities of Native American languages of Oklahoma. In S.D. Brunn, R. Kehrein (Eds.), The Changing World Language Map. Springer.


Chiocca, E. (2017). ROTC Students as Learners of Arabic: Changing Perceptions of Others and Self. ICCAGE, Budapest, Hungary. Periodical of the Institute of Foreign Languages and Communication of the Budapest Business School, 19, pp. 31-44.


Chiocca, E. (2012). Richard Ray Whitman, ou l’art thérapeutique, De la Plume à l’Écran, Fall 2012.





Chiocca, E., Kim, T. (2018). Curriculum Ideologies and their Impacts in the ESL Classroom. TESOL Doctoral Forum, Chicago, IL.


Chiocca, E. (2017). Developing Intercultural and Linguistic Competences: Comparison between Chinese ESL Learners. TESOL Doctoral Forum, Seattle, WA.

Chiocca, E. (2016). “I Hope It Brings Wisdom”: The perspective of ROTC cadets’ on learning Arabic and Developing Intercultural Communication Competence. Mobilities, Transitions, Transformations – Intercultural Education at the annual Crossroads International Conference, International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE), Budapest.


Chiocca, E. (2016). “You Learn to Shut Up”: A Case Study of ROTC Cadets Crossing the Boundaries of Critical Languages and Cultures. 10th International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism, International Association of Multilingualism (IAM). Vienna.


Chiocca, E. (2016). Where Cultures Meet: The Case of Inadvertent Plagiarism of Chinese Students in American Universities. Beijing Normal University, A Journey into Chinese Thought and Modern Civilization, Beijing.


Chiocca, E. (2016). Learning Arabic in an American Military Context: Changing Perceptions of Others and Self. Intercultural Language Education and Globalization International Conference, Budapest.


Chiocca, E. (2016). “I Hope It Brings Wisdom”: When ROTC Cadets Reflect on the Effects of Learning Critical Languages on the Development of their Intercultural Communication Competence. Language and Conflict: Politics of Language and Identity across Contexts, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. London.



Chiocca, E., Kim. T. (2018). Realigning Praxis and Ideology in the Language Classroom. Proposal, APA, Division 9.


Kim, T., Chiocca, E. (2017). Pedagogy for Oppressors and Oppressed: Curriculum Ideologies in the Classroom. American Psychological Association (APA), Division 9.

Chiocca, E. (2017). Critical Languages in the US Military: Goal-Orientation and Intercultural Communicative Competence. American Psychological Association (APA), Division 15.

Chiocca, E., Kim, T. (2017). The Big Lies of Education: Discussing Curriculum Ideologies. National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE).

Chiocca, E., Kim, T. (2017). Education Ideologies: Between Social Neutrality and Social Action. Research and Creativity Day, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Chiocca, E. (2017). ROTC Cadets Learning Arabic and Chinese: Goals and ICC. Texas Language Education Research Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Kim, T., Chiocca, E. (2017). Curriculum Ideologies and the Decolonization of the Classroom: Where We Stand. Decolonizing Education Research and Practice, Graduate Student Symposium at the University of Oklahoma, Norman.

Chiocca, E. (2016). Hearts and Minds: Goal-Orientation of Military Students in Critical Language Learning. University of Central Oklahoma Language and Linguistics Student Conference, Edmond, OK.

Chiocca, E., Kim, T. (2016). Pedagogy for Stupidification? Reflecting on Educational Ideologies. Social Justice Symposium, University of Oklahoma, OK.

Chiocca, E. (2016). “You Learn to Shut Up”: ROTC Cadets’ Perception of Arabic Language and its Effect on their Intercultural Communication Competence. Oklahoma Foreign Language Teacher Association. Oklahoma City, OK.


Chiocca, E. (2016). The Perception of ROTC Students on Critical Languages and Intercultural Competence: a case study. Graduate Research and Creativity Day, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.


Chiocca, E. (2013). Cyrano de Bergerac, Homo Duplex dans une Pièce Multiplex, ou le Discours sur le Dépassement de Soi. Tierra Tinta Conference, Norman, OK.


Guest Lectures

Qualitative Enquiry, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, August 22 and 24, 2017

Journey Through Qualitative Research, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, November 17, 2016

Global Education, Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, October 2015


University of Oklahoma, Norman – Presentations


2016 – 2017 Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Oklahoma

Teaching and Working with American Faculty

–        Presentations and workshops on how to negotiate meaning in intercultural professional environments


2014, 2015, 2016 International Students Speakers Bureau, University of Oklahoma

Global Engagement Fellows

–        Panels on international experiences of US higher education


2015, 2016, 2017 International Students Speakers Bureau

–        Trainings for new members


2015 International Students Speakers Bureau, Norman, OK

–        Presentations about France to retirement home residents


2015 International Students Speakers Bureau, Pryor High School, Oklahoma

–        Presentations about the French educational system to high school students

2014 International Students Speakers Bureau, University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Library

–        Presentation about France to college students


Feb. 21, 2014  International Student Services, University of Oklahoma

International Perspectives lectures on France

–        Presentation on Verbal and Non Verbal Communication and Etiquette





Student Government Service


               University of Oklahoma



2016-2017; 2017-2018 Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education – Diversity Committee

Student representative

Co-chaired the university-wide Graduate Symposium – Decolonizing Education Research and Practice (Feb. 2017)


2015 – 2016


Graduate Council

Student representative of the university-wide council

–        Evaluated proposals of graduate programs

–        Reported to Graduate Student Senate chair


2015 – 2016



Travel and Research Committee

Student representative of the university-wide council

–        Evaluated research and travel proposals

–        Allocated funding


2014-2015; 2015-2016 Graduate Student Senate

Senator representing Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum

–        Voted budgets for student organizations

–        Voted budgets for travel and research grants

–        Voted official statements from the student government


2015 – 2016 Human Diversity Committee – Graduate Student Senate


–        Co-organized a clothes exchange for gender identity awareness with the Gender and Equality Center



Université Bordeaux Montaigne



2012 – 2013


Scientific Committee of Doctoral Studies

Doctoral student representative (elected by faculty)


2011 – 2012


Centre d’Étude des Mondes Modernes et Contemporains (CEMMC)

Research Center for Modern and Contemporaneous Worlds, College of Humanities Research Committee

Doctoral student representative (elected by doctoral students)


2009 – 2011 Department of History

Graduate representative (elected)


2008 – 2009 Department of History

Graduate representative (elected)



Campus Organization Involvement


               University of Oklahoma


2017 – 2018


Graduate Student Life – Graduate College

Graduate Student Ambassador

–        Organize guided tours of campus to prospective graduate students

–        Brainstorm and co-organize events for graduate students (academic, social, and professional development)

–        Task force at various events organized by GSL


2017 – 2018


Education Abroad

Education Abroad Ambassador

–        Participate in study abroad fairs to inform prospective students about programs

–        Participate in study abroad pre-departure trainings to inform students about specific locations (France, China, Israel)


2016-2018 Center for Social Justice

Graduate Student Research Fellow


Fall 2017 Honors College Book Club


Spring 2017 Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education Graduate book club


2015 – 2017 New International Student Orientation


– Trained new international students

– Peer mentor every semester

– Organized events for a group of international students


2014- present International Student Speakers Bureau

Presentations about France and French cultures on campus, and in diverse schools and retirement homes in Oklahoma


2014-2015 Swahili Club

Initiation to Swahili language

2013- present Academic Integrity Council

Senior Councilor

–        Teach the international section of the Do You Understand Integrity? seminar

–        Help, accompany and educate students facing Integrity issues

REFERENCE: Breea Clark, Associate Director, Academic Integrity Programs


2013 – 2014


French Club


–        Organized bi-monthly events

–        Design of flyers for the events

–        Organized events partnering with Education Abroad

i.e.: From France with Love – Study Abroad in France with OU, October 24th, 2013

–        Volunteered at International Fall Festivals at local French immersion school Reagan Elementary School, Norman

–        French conversation with the French Club 1 hour every other week since January 2013 – May 2014


2013 – 2014


Kappa Gamma Epsilon


–        Workshops on Professionalization of Graduate students in Modern languages

–        Publicity of workshops and meetings


2013 – 2014


Tierra Tinta


– Planning and organization of a Modern languages, literatures and linguistics conference gathering Spanish, and francophone research panels.


2014- present LGBTQ Ally



2013-2016 OU Cousins

Paired with an American student for cultural exchange


Université Bordeaux Montaigne


2010 – 2011 BABAOC Bienvenue À la Bordelaise – Association d’Ouverture Culturelle

International Students Association


– Airport pickup

– Provided housing accommodation to new international students

– Host family for exchange students


2006-2012 Prométhée, Association of History students


2006-2014 Centre des Mondes Modernes et Contemporains (CEMMC)

Research Center in History


Volunteer experience


2016, 2017 Big Event, University of Oklahoma

Group Leader

–        Restored a community garden

–        Prepared graduation gear


Norman, OK
2017 TESOL International Conference

–        Welcome booth


Seattle, WA
2016 Confucius Institute, University of Oklahoma

OU Confucius Institute Day



Norman, OK
2015 Native Crossroads, University of Oklahoma

Native American Film Festival

–        Researched tribal contacts for publicity purposes


Norman, OK
Spring and Fall 2013 Action Tutoring

French 3 hours/week and weekend

– Free tutoring to students of French of all sections

– Free tutoring to non-students of French

– Tutoring of French of my own sections through Skype


Norman, OK
2013 French Film Festival, University of Oklahoma

–        Designed flyers

–        Publicity


Norman, OK
2012 De la Plume à l’Écran

Native American Film Festival

–        Press and photography


Paris, France




American Psychological Association (APA, Division 15) (since 2016)

Division 15’s inaugural class of Graduate Student Ambassadors (2017-2018)

ICC Global – Global Network on Intercultural Competence – Founded by Darla Deardorff (since 2016)

International Association of Multilingualism (IAM) (since 2016)

International Association of Intercultural Education (IAIE) (since 2016)

International Academy of Intercultural Research (IAIR) (since 2016)

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (since 2016)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (since 2016)

Modern Languages Association (MLA) (since 2015)

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages in Oklahoma (OKTESOL) (since 2014)

French Association for American Studies (AFEA) (since 2010)





Editorial board, Writing and Pedagogy, peer reviewed journal (since 2015)





Sharen Jester Turney Education Endowed Scholarship – $1000, 2017-2018

Lissa & Cy Wagner, Sooner Heritage Scholarship – $1000, 2017-2018

Study in Israel Fellowship, Schusterman Center for Judaic & Israel Studies, OU – $5000, S 2017

Graduate Student Research and Creativity Day – McNair Choice – $50, Sp 2017

TEXLER Conference, Student Travel Grant – $100, Feb. 2017

Graduate Student Senate Travel Grant, OU – total $1500, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education Travel Grant – total $1800, Sp 2016, F 2016, Sp 2017, F 2017

Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum Department Travel Grant – total $1200, Sp 2016, F 2016, Sp 2017

Center for Social Justice Graduate Research Fellowship, 2016-2017, 2017-2018

Beijing Normal University Scholarship– board and room, S 2016

Confucius Institute Headquarters Scholarship – $1200, S 2016

Nelle Fuller, Sooner Heritage Scholarship – $700, 2016 – 2017

Norman Lions Club, International Student of the Month – $300, Mar. 2016

Bellwether Society Scholarship – $1000, 2015-2016

Cleo Cross Scholarship for Outstanding International Student – $1000, 2015-2016

President’s Award for Outstanding Commuter – $500, 2014-2015

Mary Ann Ward Award, OKTESOL, 2014

Provost’s Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching, OU, F 2013

International long term mobility – Graduate College, U. Bordeaux Montaigne – 1500 euros, 2012

International mobility, History Department (CEMMC), U. Bordeaux Montaigne – 1000 euros, 2012

Conseil Régional Aquitaine, France, Study Abroad Grant, 2009




French Native
English Advanced high
Spanish Advanced low
Mandarin Intermediate low – HSK 2 (7 semesters completed with the Confucius Institute, 8th semester Fall 2017)
Cherokee Beginner (two semesters with the Cherokee Nation, 2014-2015)
Hebrew Beginner (Centre Yavné 2003-2005; University of Bordeaux Montaigne, France, 2006)
Hungarian Beginner (one semester, University of Bordeaux Montaigne, 2011)
Swahili Beginner (2015)
Latin Middle school and high school
Ancient Greek High school

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