Italian Program People Directory

  • faculty

  • Laura Di Bianco

    Assistant Professor of Italian Studies
    Director of Undergraduate Studies in Italian

    PhD, The Graduate Center, CUNY
    • 410-516-2022
    • Gilman 435
    • Research Interests: Research Interests: Italian Cinema, Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature, Film Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Ecocriticism, and Translation Studies.
  • Walter Stephens

    Charles S. Singleton Professor of Italian Studies and Director of the Italian Subdivision
    Director of Graduate Studies for Italian

    PhD, Cornell University, PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
  • Bernadette Wegenstein

    Professor of Media Studies; Director, Center for Advanced Media Studies

    PhD, Vienna University
  • Joint and Secondary Appointments

  • Gianna Pomata

    Professor, Institute of the History of Medicine

    • 410-955-3037
    • Research Interests: Early modern European social and cultural history
  • Susan Weiss

    Professor, Peabody Conservatory

    PhD, University of Maryland
  • Affiliated Faculty

  • Stephen J. Campell

    Henry and Elizabeth Wiesenfeld Professor, History of Art

  • Richard Katz

    Professor and Chair, Political Science

    • 410-516-7534
    • Mergenthaler 327
    • Research Interests: Comparative Politics (Parties, Elections, European politics), American Politics
  • Jean McGarry

    Professor and Co-chair, Writing Seminars

  • Lawrence M. Principe

    Professor, History of Science and Technology; Director, Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe

    PhD, History of Science, Johns Hopkins University; PhD, Organic Chemistry, Indiana University
    • 410-516-4807
    • Gilman 376
    • Research Interests: Early modern and late medieval science and technology, especially the history of alchemy/chemistry and issues of science and theology/religion
  • Matthew Roller

    Professor, Classics

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • 410-516-5095
    • Gilman 102
    • Research Interests: Latin literature; Roman social and cultural history; Graeco-Roman philosophy
  • Language Program Directors

  • Alessandro Zannirato

    Associate Teaching Professor and Italian Language Program Director

    PhD, University of Cape Town
    • 410-516-7230
    • Gilman 448B
    • Research Interests: Foreign language pedagogy; foreign language teacher training; liaison, community and conference interpreting; program evaluation
  • Lecturers

  • Leonardo Proietti

    Lecturer, Italian Language and Culture

    MA, UCLA
    • 410-516-4239
    • Gilman 405
    • Research Interests: Italian cultural studies, with a particular focus on visual culture, including film, art, and fashion
  • in memoriam

  • Pier Massimo Forni


    PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
    • Research Interests: Italian literature; history and theory of civility
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