Annamaria Bellezza

Continuing Lecturer

  • 6326 Dwinelle
  • Fall 2019: Tu 1-3 & by appointment

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

Associate Professor of Italian Studies, Department Chair 2019-20, Undergraduate Advisor Fall 2019

  • 6315 Dwinelle
  • Fall 2019: M 2:30-4 & by appointment

Mia Fuller is a cultural anthropologist and urban-architectural historian whose research concerns the interplays of physical space with political power. Combining fieldwork with archival and bibliographic research, she has published extensively on architecture and city planning in the Italian colonies, winning an International Planning History Society book prize for Moderns Abroad: Architecture, Cities, and Italian Imperialism (

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Henrike Christiane Lange

Assistant Professor, Italian Studies and History of Art

  • 428 Doe Library (Art History)
  • Fall 2019: W 4-5 & by appointment

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.

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Mara Mauri Jacobsen

Continuing Lecturer

  • 6226 Dwinelle Hall
  • Fall 2019: TuTh 8-9 & by appointment

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 »

Giuliana Perco

Language Coordinator and Lecturer

  • 6312 Dwinelle
  • Fall 2019: M 2:15-3:15, F 11:30-12:30 & by appointment

 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.

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Diego Pirillo

Associate Professor of Italian Studies, Undergraduate Advisor Spring 2020

  • 6327 Dwinelle Hall
  • Fall 2019: On Sabbatical

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

Cecchetti Professor of Italian Studies; Professor of Comparative Literature; Graduate Advisor

  • 6323 Dwinelle
  • Fall 2019: Th 3-5 & by appointment

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 »