Kevin is a PhD candidate on the linguistics track of the Romance Languages and Literatures Program, emphasis Italian. His research interests include the history of the Italian language, Medieval and Early Modern literatures and their intersection with historical and sociolinguistics, Italian dialectology, and comparative Romance grammars.
Kevin received his B.A. at University of California, Santa Cruz, with a double major in Linguistics and Italian Studies (Honors). His Italian Studies thesis on the sin of sodomy in Dante’s “Inferno” earned him 1st place in UCSC’s annual Dante Essay Competition. Before joining Berkeley in 2021, Kevin taught Italian, Spanish and French at a private high school in New York City.