- Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Comparative Literature
- Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultural Studies
Italian Studies Cultural History Comparative Literature Film Studies Realism
Most of my studies and research interests revolve around late 19th-century narrative (British, Russian and Italian) — particularly popular narrative — and its intersections with contemporary popular culture.
- Ph.D. Romance Languages and Comparative Literature University of North Carolina
- M.A. Comparative Literature (Russian, English) Purdue University
- Doctorate (Laurea) Foreign Languages and Literatures (Russian, English) Universita’ del Sacro Cuore di Milano
Cultural Studies Popular Culture Women’s and Gender Studies
“The Portrait of a Girl: A Reading of Last Tango in Paris.” Italica (2007): 410-421. “Unquiet Resurrection: De Marchi’s Crisis Novels.” Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities (2006): 1451-1471. “Travesties of Risorgimento in Maria Rosa Cutrufelli’s La briganta.” Risorgimento in Modern Italian Culture: Revisiting the 19th-Century Past in History, Narrative, and Cinema. Ed. Norma Bouchard. Madison: Farleigh Dickinson UP, 2005. 133-148.
Provost Innovation Fund, Merrimack College, 2016. Ciejek Fellowship for Humanistic Research and Study in the Liberal Arts, Merrimack College, 2006-07. Lorraine K. Lawton Award for Best Paper Presented, Purdue University, 2007.