Faculty

  • Daniela Bartalesi-Graf

    Daniela Bartalesi-Graf

    Lecturer in Italian Studies

    B.A., Harvard University Extension School; M.A., Tufts University

    Research focuses on Italian language pedagogy and 20th century Italian cultural studies.

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  • Flavia Laviosa

    Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies

    B.A., University of Bari (Italy); M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York (Buffalo)

    Involved in foreign language education, testing, study abroad programs, international internships, and Italian cinema.

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  • Sergio Parussa

    Associate Professor of Italian Studies

    Laurea in Lettere, Universitˆ degli studi di Torino (Italy); M.A., Ph. D., Brown University

    Teaches Italian language and literature, literary theory, and writing; works as a translator.

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  • Francesca Southerden

    Assistant Professor of Italian Studies

    B.A., University of Oxford (Somerville College); M.St., D.Phil., University of Oxford (Hertford College)

    Specializing in Italian medieval and early modern literature, especially Dante and Petrarch.

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  • David Ward

    Professor of Italian Studies

    B.A., University of East Anglia (England); M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

    Italian antifascist culture; 21st century Italian mystery writers; contemporary Italian narrative; postmodern narrative; narrative theory

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Faculty Emerita

  • Rachel Jacoff

    Rachel Jacoff

    Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies

    B.A Cornell University; M.A. Radcliffe College; Ph.D. Yale University

    My major interest is medieval Italian literature, especially Dante. I have also worked on medieval women writers and contemporary American poetry.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Department of Italian Studies
Founders Hall
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
 

Sergio Parussa
Department Chair
sparussa@wellesley.edu

 

Janet Rubenstein
Administrative Assistant
jrubenst@wellesley.edu
Tel: 781.283.2616
Fax: 781.283.2676