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  • Instructor of Italian
  • International Film Studies
  • Italian
  • Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
1027 Patterson Office Tower
Other Affiliations:

Matteo Benassi

Research Interests:
20th & 21st Century Italian Poetry
Film Studies
Translation and Interpretation
The Intersection between Literature and Society

Ph.D. in Italian, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey (2020).


Office Hours (Fall 2022): Tuesday and Thursday @ 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Taught classes at all levels: 

  • Elementary Italian (ITA 101, ITA 102)
  • Intermediate Italian (ITA 201)
  • Italian Conversation and Composition (ITA 300)
  • Italian Culture (ITA 263)
  • Created and taught the Italian Cinema class (ITA335), with a focus on immigration and diversity.
  • Co-Director of the Italy Study Abroad Progam Italy Past and Present.
Selected Publications:

 - Manuela Santoni. Le sorelle Brontë (Brontë). Graphic Universe. Learner Publishing Group. Minneapolis, 2021. Translator (graphic novel).

- Manuela Santoni. Jane Austen (Jane Austen: her heart did whisper). Graphic Universe. Learner Publishing Group. Minneapolis, 2018. Translator (graphic novel).