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Professor of Italian

Year Joined RCNJ: 1986

Contact Information

Education:

  • B.S., Southern Connecticut State University
  • M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers University

Courses Offered:

  • Foundations of Italian I & II
  • Intermediate Italian I & II
  • Italian Cinema

Teaching Interests:

  • Medieval Literature
  • Renaissance

Research Interests:

  • Medieval Literature
  • Renaissance

Scholarly Activity:

Books
  • Resisting Bodies: Narratives of Italian Partisan Women Annali D’Italianistica 2008
  • Piersanti, Umberto Mount Olympus Translated and edited Salvatore Sciascia 2011
Conference Presentations
  • “Resisting Bodies- Narratives of Italian Partisan Women,” Emory University April 2012
  • “The Use of Cultural Events to Promote Studies in World Languages in General, in Italian, in Literature, and Culture” Global Education Conference Cypress November 20-25, 2011.
  • EACLALS Triennial International Conference at Bogazici University, Istanbul. April 26-30 2011. ” Re-memories, Herstories and Hybrid Identities in Igiaba Scego’s Babilonia.”
  • Conference on Romance Languages and Literature, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. March 24-26 2011. “Sexuality, Sculpture, and Literature Censored: The Evidence of Fascism and World War II in the Arts.”
  • AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian), May 25-30 2011 International conference in Erice, Sicily “The use of cultural events (at Ramapo College), to promote studies in Italian language, literature and culture.”
  • “Approaches to Teaching Conflicting Memories of World War II in Italy,” International Conference at the University of Lecce/Italy May 2011
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