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 401

    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 422

    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 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

    Research Professor and Media Theorist; 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 410-955-3037

    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 410-516-6286

  • 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

  • Visiting

  • Igor Candido

    Free University of Berlin

  • 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

  • Lecturers

  • Leonardo Proietti

    Lecturer, Italian 410-516-0095 Gilman 449 | Office Hours: Monday 2-3:30 p.m. and by appointment