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.
Please note: Between July 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019, Professor Ascoli will not be teaching, advising new students, hosting visiting students or scholars, or serving on departmental committees.
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 »
Mia Fuller, Ph.D. Berkeley, is Associate Professor of Italian Studies. She is a cultural anthropologist and urban-architectural historian whose research concerns the interplays of physical space with political power. » 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.
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 »
Ignacio Navarrete, Ph.D. (Comparative Literature), Indiana University, is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University. His research interests include Castiglione and imitation theory, Petrarchism and its effect on lyric poetry and poetics, and the presence of Italian culture in the Spanish Renaissance. » read more »
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 Associate Professor of Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and affiliated faculty in the Center for the Study of Religion, the Institute of European Studies, the Program in Critical Theory, and in Renaissance and Early Modern 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 »