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 »

Danielle Callegari


  • 6317 Dwinelle
  • Fall 2019: Tu 9:30-10:30 & by appointment
Danielle Callegari (Ph.D., New York University) is Lecturer in Italian Studies at UC Berkeley and Councilor of the Dante Society of America. She is also affiliated with the Berkeley Food Institute.

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Rachel Cook

M.A./Ph.D. Student

  • 6314 Dwinelle
  • Fall 2019: W 4-6

Rachel Cook is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Italian Studies at U.C. Berkeley. She is interested in Italian nationalism, Fascism, and the built environment.

Mariagrazia De Luca

Ph.D. Student

  • 6229 Dwinelle
  • Fall 2019: TBA

Mariagrazia De Luca joined Berkeley’s Italian Studies Department in 2018. She holds an M.A. in Italian and Comparative Literature from La Sapienza of Rome and an M.A. in English Literature from The City College of New York, CUNY. She is interested in Italian postcolonial studies, literature of migration, multilingualism, and language and desire.

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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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Michele Segretario

M.A./Ph.D. Student

  • 6314 Dwinelle
  • Fall 2019: W 11-1

Michele Segretario holds a B.A. in Music Studies and an M.A. in Musicology, summa cum laude, from the Università degli Studi di Palermo, and completed his M.A. in Musicology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is interested in migration, cultural mobility, urban space, and Italian fascism.

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