Albert Russell Ascoli, Ph.D. Cornell University 1983, is Gladyce Arata Terrill Distinguished Professor. His principal field of research and teaching is Medieval and Early Modern Italian culture from the 13th to the 16th centuries. » read more »
Annamaria Bellezza holds a BAT in the Teaching of French from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MA in Italian Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. » read more »
Steven Botterill, Ph.D. University of Cambridge, is Associate Professor of Italian Studies. He has published widely on Dante and other aspects of medieval Italian literature. » read more »
Mia Fuller, Ph.D. Berkeley, is Associate Professor of Italian Studies. She is a cultural anthropologist who has combined fieldwork and archival research in her studies of architecture and city planning in the Italian colonies between 1869 and 1943. » read more »
Mara Mauri Jacobsen, Ph.D. Italian, University of California, Berkeley, Laurea in History and Philosophy, University of Milan, is co-author of Prego!: An Invitation to Italian and of Il reale e il possibile, An Intermediate to Advanced Reader. » read more »
Henrike Christiane Lange, Ph.D. Yale University 2015, is an historian of art and literature. Professor Lange’s interests focus on the visual and textual arts and languages in the Renaissance and on the historiography of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her joint appointment in Berkeley’s Departments of Italian Studies and History of Art allows her to introduce art historical scholarship into her Italian Studies courses, and the study of literature into her art history classes.
Giuliana Perco (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University) is Lecturer and Italian Language Program Coordinator at the UC Berkeley. Before teaching at Berkeley, she taught Italian culture, literature and language at various universities such as Duke, the College of William and Mary, Penn State and Bryn Mawr College.
Diego Pirillo (Ph.D., Scuola Normale Superiore) is Assistant Professor of Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is affiliated with the UC Berkeley Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, with the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, and with the Interdisciplinary Faculty Program “Diplomacy and Culture,” based at the Institute of International Studies. » read more »
Barbara Spackman, Ph.D. Yale University, is Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, and holder of the Giovanni and Ruth Elizabeth Cecchetti Chair in Italian Literature. She works on nineteenth and twentieth century Italian literature and culture, with special interests in decadence, the cultural production of the fascist period, feminist theory, travel writing and Italian Orientalism. » read more »