Congratulations to Elisa Russian!

Please join us in congratulating our alumna Elisa Russian, who has accepted a one-year postdoctoral position in the French Department of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland as the recipient of a Swiss Government Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship!


Congratulations to Annamaria Bellezza!

Annamaria Bellezza has received a 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award for her inspiring and transformational teaching! This award is the campus’s most prestigious honor for teaching and it recognizes teaching that incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact.

Congratulations to Professor Henrike C. Lange

Congratulazioni! The Department of Italian Studies is delighted to announce Professor Henrike C. Lange’s promotion to Associate Professor with tenure. Professor Lange is a scholar of Italian and European medieval and early modern art, architecture, history, visual culture, and literature. She holds a joint appointment with History of Art, and is a vital member of our Italian Studies Department, where she has creatively revived some of our core courses by highlighting the vibrant interplay between literature and the visual arts in medieval and early modern Italy and beyond. We look forward to the publication of Lange’s monograph, Giotto’s Arena Chapel and the Triumph of Humility (Cambridge University Press), and her continuing contributions to our research and teaching in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Studies.

Congratulations, Professor Fuller!

Mia Fuller has been appointed as Gladyce Arata Terrill Distinguished Professor effective July 1, 2020. We add our warm congratulations to the Berkeley chancellor’s on this well-deserved honor, reserved for distinguished faculty members.

Annamaria Bellezza’s article published

Congratulations to Annamaria Bellezza on the publication of her article “Developing Performative Competence and Teacher Artistry: A Pedagogical Imperative in the Multicultural Classroom” in the L2 Journal, Volume 12, Issue 3 (November 2020). Please click here to read the article.

2020-2021 Barra Foundation Fellow at the American Philosophical Society: Diego Pirillo

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Diego Pirillo has received a Barra Foundation Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum. These funding opportunities provide 1- to 3- months of support for researchers in residence and are open to scholars in all fields who show a demonstrated need to use the Library & Museum’s collections for their project.

Please click here for more information about the Fellowship and this year’s cohort.