Catherine Freddo holds a B.A. in Italian language and literature from Smith College and a M.A. in History of the Italian language from Middlebury College. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate working on a dissertation tentatively titled “Vox Populi: Vernacular Politics in Early Modern Italy” which explores the intersections of civic and vernacular humanism from Petrarch to Pietro Bembo. She is a recipient of the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship and a graduate fellow of the Johns Hopkins Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine where she focuses on cultural perceptions of pain and the body in early modern Europe, as well as the humanist reception of classical medicine. Her other interests include literary translation, gender studies and the culinary history of Italy.
Congratulations Cat, to a very promising future!