Italian Program


  • faculty

  • christopher-celenza

    Christopher Celenza

    Charles Homer Haskins Professor and Vice Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences
    PhD, Duke University; DrPhil, University of Hamburg

    410-516-0736 Gilman 106

    Research Interests: Renaissance Latin, paleography, history of classical tradition

  • Pier Forni

    Pier Massimo Forni

    PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

    410-516-8047 Gilman 422

    Research Interests: Italian literature; history and theory of civility

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    Eugenio Refini

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

    410-516-8768 Gilman 481

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

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    Walter Stephens

    Charles S. Singleton Professor of Italian Studies and and Director of the Italian Subdivision
    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

    Research Professor and Media Theorist; Director, Center for Advanced Media Studies
    PhD, Vienna University

    410-516-7511 Gilman 461

  • 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

  • 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