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Italian Program People Directory

  • Faculty

  • Laura Di Bianco

    Assistant Professor of Italian Studies
    Affiliated Faculty with the Center for Advanced Media Studies, Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Environmental Science and Studies Program

    • Gilman 492
    • 410-516-2022
    • Research Interests: Italian Cinema, 20th and 21st Italian Literature, Women’s and Gender Studies, Environmental Humanities.
    • Education: PhD, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Rebecca Falkoff

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian

  • Arielle Saiber (she/her/hers)

    Research Professor, Italian
    Head of the Italian Subdivision
    Director of Graduate Studies, Italian

    • Gilman 478
    • Research Interests: Dante, Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature and philosophy, History of Science and Mathematics, Humanism, Early print history, Science fiction, Nonhuman Studies, Electronic music
    • Education: PhD, Yale University
  • Bernadette Wegenstein (she/her/hers)

    Professor of Media Studies
    Director, Center for Advanced Media Studies

    • Gilman 461
    • 410-516-7511
    • Research Interests: Film and media studies, documentary film practice, body and media theory, gender studies
    • Education: PhD, Vienna University
  • Alessandro Zannirato

    Teaching Professor of Italian
    Director of Undergraduate Studies, Italian
    Language Program Director, Italian

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

    Senior Lecturer, Italian

    • Gilman 481
    • 410-516-4239
    • Research Interests: Italian cultural studies, with a particular focus on visual culture, including film, art, and fashion
    • Education: MA, UCLA
  • Associated Faculty

  • Laura Vasilyeva

    Assistant Professor, Musicology

    • Research Interests: Nineteenth-century Italy, opera, sound studies, built environments
    • Education: PhD, University of California
  • Earle Havens

    Adjunct Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
    Director, The Virginia Fox Stern Center for the History of the Book in the Renaissance
    Nancy H. Hall Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Sheridan Libraries

    • Department of Special Collections, Brody Learning Commons
    • 443-743-7849
    • Research Interests: History of the Book, Scribal Culture and the History of Reading, Catholic Reformation, Literary Forgery
    • Education: PhD, Yale University (History and Renaissance Studies)
  • Shane Butler

    Nancy H. and Robert E. Hall Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics, Director, Classics Research Lab

    • 410-516-3835
    • Research Interests: Classical and nineteenth-century reception of Italy, Italian humanism
    • Education: PhD, Columbia University
  • Stephen J. Campbell

    Henry and Elizabeth Wiesenfeld Professor, Department of History of Art

    • Gilman 170
    • 410-516-4928
    • Research Interests: Renaissance and Baroque, notions of style and visual communication
    • Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Christopher S. Celenza

    James B. Knapp Dean, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

    • Research Interests: Renaissance latin, Paleography, History of classical tradition
    • Education: PhD, Duke University
      PhD, University of Hamburg
  • Virginia Jewiss

    Associate Director, Alexander Grass Humanities Institute; Teaching Professor

  • Lawrence M. Principe

    Drew Professor of the Humanities and Director, Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe

    • Research Interests: Early modern and late medieval science and technology; history of alchemy/chemistry; science and theology
    • Education: PhD, History of Science, Johns Hopkins University
      PhD, Organic Chemistry, Indiana University
  • Matthew Roller

    Professor, Classics

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

    Susan Weiss

    Professor Emerita

    • Research Interests: Medieval music and learning; music and memory
    • Education: PhD, University of Maryland
  • Walter Stephens

    Professor Emeritus

    • Research Interests: Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature, history and theory of forgery, the literature of witchcraft.
    • Education: PhD, Cornell University, PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
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