Claire Kramsch (Licence d'Enseignement, Université de Paris-Sorbonne) Agregation d'Allemand, Université de Paris-Sorbonne) has been Professor of German and Foreign Language Acquisition at Berkeley since 1989. She holds honorary doctorates from the Middlebury School of Languages 1998 and St. Michael’s College 2001. She was also the 1994/95 President of the American Association of Applied Linguistics and was co-editor of the journal Applied Linguistics from 1998-2003. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the UC electronic L2 Journal. She is also director of the Berkeley Language Center and teaches in the School of Education.
Her research interests include Second language acquisition, applied linguistics, discourse analysis and social and cultural theory.