• faculty

  • Laura Di Bianco

    Laura Di Bianco

    Assistant Professor of Italian Studies
    Director of Undergraduate Studies in Italian
    Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY

    410-516-2022 Gilman 435

    Research Interests: Research Interests: Italian Cinema, Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature, Film Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Ecocriticism.

  • Pier Massimo Forni

    Pier Massimo Forni

    PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

    410-516-8047 Gilman 401

    Research Interests: Italian literature; history and theory of civility

  • Eugenio Refini

    Eugenio Refini

    Assistant Professor of Italian Studies
    PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

    410-516-8768 Gilman 422

    Research Interests: Renaissance poetics, rhetoric, and drama; the Classical tradition; Latin and vernacular humanism; the intersections of music and literature

  • Walter Stephens

    Walter Stephens

    Charles S. Singleton Professor of Italian Studies and Director of the Italian Subdivision
    Director of Graduate Studies for Italian
    PhD, Cornell University, PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

    410-516-7229 Gilman 408

    Research Interests: Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature

  • Bernadette Wegenstein

    Bernadette Wegenstein

    Professor of Media Studies; Director, Center for Advanced Media Studies
    PhD, Vienna University

    410-516-7511 Gilman 461

  • Joint and Secondary Appointments

  • Gianna Pomata

    Professor, Institute of the History of Medicine


    Research Interests: Early modern European social and cultural history

  • Susan Weiss

    Professor, Peabody Conservatory
    PhD, University of Maryland

    Research Interests: Musicology

  • Affiliated Faculty

  • Stephen J. Campell

    Henry and Elizabeth Wiesenfeld Professor, History of Art

    410-516-4928 Gilman 170

  • Richard Katz

    Professor and Chair, Political Science

    410-516-7534 Mergenthaler 327

    Research Interests: Comparative Politics (Parties, Elections, European politics), American Politics

  • Jean McGarry

    Professor and Co-chair, Writing Seminars


  • Lawrence M. Principe

    Professor, History of Science and Technology; Director, Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe
    PhD, History of Science, Johns Hopkins University; PhD, Organic Chemistry, Indiana University

    410-516-4807 Gilman 376

    Research Interests: Early modern and late medieval science and technology, especially the history of alchemy/chemistry and issues of science and theology/religion

  • Matthew Roller

    Professor, Classics
    PhD, University of California, Berkeley

    410-516-5095 Gilman 102

    Research Interests: Latin literature; Roman social and cultural history; Graeco-Roman philosophy

  • Language Program Directors

  • Alessandro Zannirato

    Alessandro Zannirato

    Associate Teaching Professor and Italian Language Program Director
    PhD, University of Cape Town

    410-516-7230 Gilman 448B

    Research Interests: Foreign language pedagogy; foreign language teacher training; liaison, community and conference interpreting; program evaluation

  • Visiting

  • Igor Candido

    Free University of Berlin

  • Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Guido Furci

    Guido Furci

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    PhD, Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle

    410-516-2020 Gilman 440

    Research Interests: Jewish Studies, Italian Language and Culture (Neorealist Cinema, Postwar Italian Impegno, Primo Levi), French and Francophone Literature, the Aesthetics of Montage

  • Lecturers

  • Leonardo Proietti

    Leonardo Proietti

    Lecturer, Italian Language and Culture
    MA, UCLA

    410-516-4239 Gilman 405

    Research Interests: Italian cultural studies, with a particular focus on visual culture, including film, art, and fashion