Italian Program People Directory

  • Head of Section

  • Walter Stephens

    Charles S. Singleton Professor, Director of the Italian Subdivision and Director of Graduate Studies
    Executive Board, Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe

    PhD, Cornell University, PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
    • 410-516-7229
    • walter.stephens@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 408
    • Research Interests: Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature, history and theory of forgery, the literature of witchcraft.
  • Tenured 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

    PhD, The Graduate Center, CUNY
    • 410-516-2022
    • lauradibianco@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 435
    • Research Interests: Italian Cinema, 20th and 21st Italian Literature, Women’s and Gender Studies, Environmental Humanities.
  • Bernadette Wegenstein

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

    PhD, Vienna University
    • 410-516-7511
    • berna@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 461
    • Research Interests: Film and media studies, body and media theory, gender studies
  • Alessandro Zannirato

    Associate Teaching Professor and Italian Language Program Director

    PhD, University of Cape Town
    • 410-516-7230
    • zannirato@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 448B
    • Research Interests: foreign language pedagogy; foreign language teacher training; liaison, community and conference interpreting; program evaluation.
  • Teaching Faculty

  • Leonardo Proietti

    Senoir Lecturer, Italian Language and Culture

    MA, UCLA
    • 410-516-4239
    • leonardo.proietti@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 405
    • Research Interests: Italian cultural studies, with a particular focus on visual culture, including film, art, and fashion
  • Associated Faculty

  • Stephen J. Campell

    Henry and Elizabeth Wiesenfeld Professor, Department of History of Art

    • 410-516-4928
    • stephen.campbell@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 170
    • Research Interests: Renaissance and Baroque, notions of style and visual communication
  • Christopher S. Celenza

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

    • Research Interests: Renaissance latin, paleography, history of classical tradition
  • Jean McGarry

    Professor and Co-chair, Writing Seminars

  • Matthew Roller

    Professor, Classics

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

    Professor of Musicology, The Peabody Institute at JHU

    PhD, University of Maryland
    • sweiss@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Medieval music and learning; music and memory
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