Department of Modern Languages and Literature

Modern Languages and Literature Faculty

Chair of the Department

Isabella Clough Marinaro 2006
Associate Professor of Italian Studies
B.A., Bath University, UK, 1994
Ph.D., Bath University, UK, 2006
Email: [email protected]

Professors

Ada Bertini-Bezzi 1998
Lecturer in italian
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza", 1986
Master in Didactics of Italian as a Foreign Language, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari," 2005
Postgraduate Diploma in Phonodidactics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari," 2011
Email: [email protected]

Federica Capoferri 2005
Associate Professor of Italian Language and Literature
Laurea, University of Parma, 1993
M.A., University of Virginia, 1997
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2003
Email: [email protected]

Berenice Cocciolillo 1992
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Italian
B.A., New York University, 1981
M.A., New York University, 1983
Email: [email protected]

Catherine de Montalembert 2012
Lecturer in French
MA, SUNY at Stony Brook, NY
Doctorat, Bordeaux III University
Email: [email protected]

Valentina Dorato 2004
Lecturer in Italian
Laurea Magistralis, University of Rome "La Sapienza", 2002
Master of Didactics in Italian as a Second Language, University of  Rome "Roma Tre", 2004
DITALS, European Certification for Teaching Italian As a Second Language, 2006
Email: [email protected]

Angela Eliseo 2005
Lecturer in Italian
Laurea, University of Rome “La Sapienza," 2004
Master, Didactics of Italian as a Second Language, Università per Stranieri, Perugia
Email: [email protected]

Rosa Filardi 1998
Lecturer in Italian
Laurea, University of Bologna, D.A.M.S., 1986
Email: [email protected]

Sarah Franceschi 2004
Lecturer in Italian
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 2004
Master in Didactics of Italian as a Foreign Language,
University of Venice "Ca' Foscari," 2015
Email: [email protected]

Matilde Galante 2004
Lecturer in Italian
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza", 1968
Email: [email protected]

Elena Grillo 2004
Lecturer in Italian
Laurea, University of Messina, 2001
Master, University of Padova, 2002
Email: [email protected]

Elisa Marani 2015
Lecturer in Italian
Laurea, University of Urbino, 2005
M.A., Middlebury College, 2014
DITALS II, European Certification for Teaching Italian As a Second Language, 2011
Email: [email protected]

Anna Mauceri Trimnell 2005
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Italian
Laurea, University of Pavia, 1992
Dottorato di Ricerca, University for Foreigners of Siena, 2005
Email: [email protected]

Rosa Napoli 2002
Lecturer in Italian
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza", 1992
Email: [email protected]

Sofia Sanz Alonso 2013
Lecturer in Spanish
Sofia Sanz Alonso, 2013
Lecturer in Spanish
Laurea, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2006
Master II Livello, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 2008
Email: [email protected]

James Schwarten 2012
Lecturer in Italian and Italian Studies
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Email: [email protected]

Gina Siddu Pilia 2002
Lecturer in Italian
Coordinator of the Foreign Language Resource Center
Laurea,
University of Florence, 1988
Email: [email protected]

Isabella Clough Marinaro

Isabella Clough Marinaro

2006
Associate Professor of Italian Studies

B.A., Bath University, UK, 1994
Ph.D., Bath University, UK, 2006
Email: [email protected]

Isabella Clough Marinaro is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature. She teaches courses in political and social science (such as Social Science Research Methods, Migration and Contemporary Society, Globalization and Crime) and with a special focus on contemporary Italy (Contemporary Italian Society, Sociology of Southern Italy, Rome Modern City, Researching Rome: Fieldwork in the City). She has a Ph.D. from the University of Bath (2006); her dissertation examined the political and social conditions of Roma communities in Italy and the policy processes affecting them. Her current research interests include immigration to Italy, Romani political activism, urban development and its social consequences in Rome, changing forms of crime and the informal economy in Italy. She has co-organized a number of international conferences on  organized crime in Italy as well as other dimensions of social change in the country. She has also co-edited a book entitled Global Rome: Changing Faces of the Eternal City (2014).

List of Publications