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.
Her research focuses on premodern Italian literature and food and wine studies. She has published on a variety of subjects including Dante, medieval food and wine culture, early modern women’s writing and religion, and modern Italian food and politics. Her first monograph, “Dante’s Gluttons: Food and Society in Medieval Italian Literature” is forthcoming with Amsterdam University Press. She currently has two projects in development: the first on the long history of the Italian cookbook and its politics; the second on Italian journalist Mario Soldati and Italian wine following the creation of the EEC.