Current Students

Xhuli Agolli
Previous College / University attended: St. John’s College, NM; New School for Social Research, NY
Areas of Concentration: Ancient & Modern drama, psychoanalytic theory, Early German Romanticism, psychological Novel, 19-20th C. French Literature, Phenomenology, Kierkegaardian psychology, contemporary Albanian poetry
Languages and Literatures: Albanian, English, French, Italian, Spanish (reading knowledge)
Country of origin: Albania/USA

Khaled Al hilli
Areas of Concentration: modernism and translation studies; Arabic literature; postcolonial studies
Languages and Literatures: English, Arabic

Luca Ambrogiani
Previous College / University attended: Università degli Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo”
Areas of Concentration: the supernatural and fantastique in literature; detective fiction; horror and weird fiction; H.P. Lovecraft; pulp fiction; late Victorian literature; Gothic literature; horror in contemporary media;
Degree awarded: (B.A. 2011; M.A. 2014)
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Italian
Country of origin: Italy

Giacomo Bianchino
Previous College / University attended: University of New South Wales, Sydney
Areas of Concentration: Germanophone philosophy, Marxism, Historiography, psychoanalysis, poetics, Revolutionary histories, Cinema
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: English, Italian, French
Country of origin: Australia

Joseph Boisvere
Previous College / University attended: University of Massachusetts
Areas of Concentration: Screen Studies, Critical Theory, Modernist/Postmodernist Literature, Translation Studies, Poetry
Degree awarded: BA Linguistics
Languages and Literatures: English, Spanish, and French

Amanda Bowes
Previous College / University attended: University of Vermont (B.A.); The New School (M.S.)
Areas of Concentration: Critical Theory, 19th and 20th Century German and French Philosophy, Scepticism, Medieval Literature, Modernity: Time, Tech Ethics, Nature, Being, communication mediums & platforms
Languages and Literatures: Spanish, English
Country of origin: USA

Tyler Bray
Previous College / University attended: New York University
Areas of Concentration: 20th C. Avant Garde Movements, Psychoanalysis, Spatial Theory & Architecture.
Degree awarded: B.A.
Languages and Literatures: French, Italian
Country of origin: USA

Nicholas Brown
Previous College / University attended: Duquesne University; Swarthmore College
Areas of Concentration: 20th C. French philosophy, literary theory, psychoanalysis, Marxism; British Romantic poetry; 20th-21st C. South American fiction; Television and narrative studies.
Degree awarded: M.A., Philosophy; B.A., Philosophy
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Spanish
Country of origin: United States

Mary Claire Brunelli
Previous College / University attended: Williams College (BA), Columbia University (MA)
Areas of Concentration: 19th and 20th C. American, French, and British literature; pragmatism; psychoanalysis; somatic experience and body aesthetics in narrative
Degree awarded: BA (French & English), MA (French & Romance Philology)
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Italian
Country of origin: USA

Christopher Campbell
Previous College / University attended: University of Cincinnati
Areas of Concentration: 20th and 21st century queer literature; AIDS literature; comics studies; history and theory of architecture
Degree awarded: M.A. Comparative Literature, M.S. Architecture, B.A. English Literature
Languages and Literatures: French, Spanish, Japanese, Russian
Country of origin: United States

Chiara Caputi
Previous College / University attended: University of Bologna
Areas of Concentration: Medieval Studies, Dante Studies, Italian Contemporary Literature, Film Studies, Rewritings, Cultural Studies, Women Studies.
Degree awarded: BA. in Humanities, MA. in Italian Studies
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, Spanish, Latin.
Country of origin: Italy

Nora Carr
Areas of Concentration: narrative; temporality; history; memory; 20th century French and Latin American literature
Languages and Literatures: French, Spanish

Anna Chichi
Previous College / University attended: University of Bologna
Areas of Concentration: Contemporary narratives, politically committed writers, intellectuals and the ruling power, political terrorism and the years of lead. More specifically authors such as Pasolini, Fallaci, and Sciascia
Degree awarded: (B.A. 2013; M.A. 2015)
Languages and Literatures: Italian, Latin, English
Country of origin: Italy

Frederic Colier
Areas of Concentration: Critical Theory, Film and Media studies, Post-Humanism, Environmental Humanities, Experimental and Philosophical novel.
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Russian
Country of origin: France

Benedetta Cutolo
Previous College / University attended: University of Paris IV – Sorbonne ; University of Bologna ; University of Strasburg ; New York University
Areas of Concentration: 19th – 20th century Italian, French, American and Latin-American Literature ; translation theory ; comparative modernisms, feminist / queer theory; visual studies ; documentary/fiction/metafiction
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, Spanish, French, German (beginner).
Country of origin: Italy

Iman Dakmak
Previous College / University attended: Queens College, City University of New York; B.A. Comparative Literature, M.A. English Literature.
Areas of Concentration: Medieval Literature and Religion/ Islamic, Arabic and Middle Eastern literature/ National and Cultural Identity Studies/ Women Studies/ Historical Fiction.
Languages and Literatures: English, Arabic
Country of origin: Lebanon

Sherence de Jongh
Previous College / University attended: Trinity College, University of Amsterdam
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: Dutch, German, French, Afrikaans, Papiamentu
Country of origin: Netherlands

Nicholas Devlin
Previous College / University attended: Oberlin College
Degree awarded: B.A. Comparative Literature/ Ancient Greek Language and Literature
Languages and Literatures: Ancient Greek, Latin, English, French (reading knowledge)
Country of origin: United States

Lisa DiBattista
Previous College / University attended: University of Bologna "Alma Mater Studiorum"
Areas of Concentration: Italian Literature, Italian Poetry, Ecocriticism, Ecological and Cultural Studies, Modern languages and Digital Humanities.
Degree awarded: B.A., M.A.
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, French
Country of origin: Abruzzo, Italy

Mark-Allan Donaldson
Previous College / University attended: Stockton University (BA), The City College of New York (MA).
Areas of Concentration: Medievalism [Medieval Literature, Paleography, Science, Philosophy, and Religion]; Hierarchy; National and Cultural Identity; Consciousness and Truth; Post-Colonial Studies; Orientalism.
Languages and Literatures: English (modern, middle, old), Latin (Ancient, Medieval), French, Afrikaans.
Country of origin: South Africa

Filippo Fabbricatore
Previous College / University attended: University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Naples Federico II.
Areas of Concentration: modern philology; Italian studies; Dantean philology; linguistics; influences of Mathematics on Literature; rhetoric of silence; the figure of the father.
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A
Languages and Literatures: Italian, Latin, English
Country of origin: Italy

Jared Daniel Fagen
Previous College / University attended: The Graduate Center, Stony Brook University
Areas of Concentration: 19th and 20th century literature, romanticism, symbolism, modernism, hybrid literature, genre theory, poetics, narrative theory, literature of despair, philosophy of literature
Degree awarded: M.A. (Liberal Studies), B.A. (English)
Languages and Literatures: French, English, Spanish
Country of origin: South Korea, United States

Andrew Fan
Previous College / University attended: Occidental College
Degree awarded: B.A. (Group Language & Linguistics)
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Ancient Greek
Country of origin: Canada

Nicole Fennimore
Areas of Concentration: medieval studies; lyric poetry
Languages and Literatures: French, Latin

Sarah Fishman
Previous College / University attended: Bennington College, MFA; University of California, Berkeley, MBA; Georgia Institute of Technology: BS, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Areas of Concentration: 20th and 21st century Italian literature and culture, critical theory, phenomenology, modernism and postmodernism, translation studies
Languages and Literatures: Italian, Hebrew
Country of origin: USA

Coco Fitterman
Previous College / University attended: NYU, Global Liberal Studies
Areas of Concentration: Modern-contemporary experimental poetry, poetry in translation, theories of the avant-garde, performance studies
Degree awarded: B.A.
Languages and Literatures: English, Spanish, German
Country of origin: U.S.

Matilde Fogliani
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Ada Gafter-O’Higgins
Previous College / University attended: Oxford University
Areas of Concentration: Marcel Proust, Medieval French and the courtly love tradition
Degree awarded: B.A., Oxford University
Languages and Literatures: French, Italian, Portuguese
Country of origin: United States

Emilia Gambardella
Previous College / University attended: Smith College
Degree awarded: B.A. High Honors-Italian Studies
Languages and Literatures: Italian
Country of origin: United States

Roman Garcia
Previous College / University attended: Reed College
Areas of Concentration: 19th to 21st century German literature, hermeneutics, queer theory, migrant and minority literature, postcolonial studies
Degree awarded: B.A., German Literature
Languages and Literatures: German, Spanish
Country of origin: USA

Anke Geertsma
Areas of Concentration: trauma and memory; postmodernism; contemporary literature and film; world literature and pedagogy
Languages and Literatures: Dutch, Frisian, English, German, French
Country of origin: Netherlands

Veronica Gianello
Previous College / University attended: University of Trento
Areas of Concentration: Borderlands and non-standard literatures, Italian vernacularism in the 20th century, intersemiotic translation, literature and performing arts
Languages and Literatures: Italian, Spanish
Country of origin: Borgo Valsugana, Italy

Carolina Gonzalez
Areas of Concentration: intersection of modernism; ekstasis; religion and rupture in 19th and 20th century Latin American literature; early Renaissance devotional literature and political treatises
Languages and Literatures: Spanish, Italian

Joe Goodale
Previous College / University attended: Brown University
Degree awarded: B.A.
Languages and Literatures: German, Spanish
Country of origin: United States

Winston Groman
Previous College / University attended: Brown University (BA), Harvard University (MA)
Areas of Concentration: Colonial and Post-Colonial literature of the Americas, Caribbean literature, Medieval and Early Modern Literature
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Catalan
Country of origin: USA

Manon Hakem-Lemaire
Previous College / University attended: Aix-Marseille Université; Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México; University of St Andrews; University of Guelph
Areas of Concentration: late-19th and 20th-century Britain, USA and France; the short story and folk tales; the fantastic as social commentary; science versus the supernatural; travel literature; history in literature
Languages and Literatures: French, English, Spanish, Italian (read)
Country of origin: France

Alex Hall
Previous College / University attended: Bard College
Areas of Concentration: Borges, Dada, Post-Breton Surrealist Tendencies, Collage as an Interdisciplinary Compositional Tool, Alejandra Pizarnik
Degree awarded: BA, Literature and Poetry
Languages and Literatures: English, Spanish, French, Russian
Country of origin: Queens, NY

Jennifer Haller
Areas of Concentration: philosophy of literature; intersections between literature/philosophy and the arts; melancholia; reverie; Romanticism; 19th and 20th century literature
Languages and Literatures: English, German, Spanish

Amy Hammersmith
Previous College / University attended: University of Pennsylvania; Temple University
Areas of Concentration: Medieval and Early Modern France
Degree awarded: J.D., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: German, French
Country of origin: USA

Michael Healy
Previous College / University attended: Boston University
Areas of Concentration: Lit. of Americas; transatlantic modernism; lit. & art; film; cities; belief; Iberian lit; Irish lit.; translation; Romanticism; S. de Oro; Whitman; Wharton; Pessoa; Stevens; Valéry; Borges; Al-Andalus
Degree awarded: B.S., Ed.M. in English Education
Languages and Literatures: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Country of origin: USA

Mykelin Higham
Previous College / University attended: University of Georgia
Degree awarded: B.A.
Languages and Literatures: French, Spanish
Country of origin: USA

Rishika Jain
Previous College / University attended: St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Areas of Concentration: F.M. Dostoyevsky, 19th century Russian Realist prose, Narrative and Genre Theory
Languages and Literatures: English, Hindi, Russian, French (basic)
Country of origin: India

Martin Jensen
Previous College / University attended: University of Virginia, University of Copenhagen
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: French,German, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian
Country of origin: Denmark

Evan Knight
Previous College / University attended: New York University, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: Spanish, French
Country of origin: United States

Chelsea Largent
Previous College / University attended: M.A. French Literature - NYU
Areas of Concentration: 19th century French & English literature; decadence; queer theory; autobiographical fiction written in French, German, and English.
Languages and Literatures: French, English
Country of origin: USA

Serafina Lawrence
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Spanish

Shinae Lee
Areas of Concentration: ethics; religious history; trauma and memory; postcolonial studies; cultural and media studies; contemporary mythology; critical theory; political theory
Languages and Literatures: Korean, French

Ariel Leutheusser
Previous College / University attended: University of Toronto
Areas of Concentration: critical theory, modernism, postmodernism, 20th century american literature, literary nonfiction, film, photography, psychoanalysis, queer theory
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: German, French
Country of origin: Canada

Jonathan Liebembuk
Areas of Concentration: literary and critical theories; intersections of philosophy and literature; intellectual history
Languages and Literatures: English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, German

Leah Light
Areas of Concentration: 19th century American literature; the novel; paranoia; psychological realism; cognition; theory of mind; ghost stories
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Spanish, Latin

Zachary Lloyd
Previous College / University attended: New School, Hastings College
Areas of Concentration: German, French, Italian
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Country of origin: United States

Francesca Lopez
Previous College / University attended: Roma Tre University
Languages: Italian, English
Areas of Concentration: Gender and Media Studies, Queer Studies, Porn Studies, Death Studies. Representation of gender based violence and female corpses in TV crime shows, horror and porn movies. Supernatural and Fantastic Narratives: monsters and Mutants.
Country of origin: Italy

Laura Malhotra
Previous College / University attended: University of Warwick
Areas of Concentration: English and Italian Literature
Degree awarded: B.A. Honors
Languages and Literatures: Italian, French, Spanish
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Shane Manieri
Previous College / University attended: Columbia University (MFA)
Degree awarded: MA Comparative Literature with an Italian Specialization
Languages and Literatures: English, Italian, French
Country of origin: USA

Dario Marcucci
Areas of Concentration: Italian Literature
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, French

Michelle McCarthy
Previous College / University attended: Hunter College / Long Island University
Areas of Concentration: Transatlantic Literature; Art and Literature
Degree awarded: B.A., M.S.
Languages and Literatures: French, Spanish
Country of origin: USA

Corinna Messina-Kociuba
Areas of Concentration: Italian literature of the 20th century; women studies; foreign language education
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, Spanish

Ryan Milov-Cordoba
Previous College / University attended: Amherst College
Areas of Concentration: 1001 Nights, Galen, and Galenic afterlives at the intersection of Comparative Literature, reception studies, and intellectual history. Also interested in globalizing American studies, contemporary Moroccan cultures, and South-South studies between Arab and Latin American cultures.
Degree awarded: B.A.,Classics and Interdisciplinary Studies
Languages and Literatures: Ancient Greek, Arabic, Spanish, Latin, French
Country of origin: United States

Iuri Moscardi
Previous College / University attended: Indiana University, University of Milan
Areas of Concentration: Contemporary Italian Literature, Digital Humanities, Contemporary Italian Poetry, Theory of Literature
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: Italian, French
Country of origin: Italy

Mattia Mossali
Previous College / University attended: University of Bergamo (Italy)
Areas of Concentration: literary theory, theory of interpretation, psychoanalysis (from Freud to Lacan), deconstructionism, identity theories, women’s writing, feminist studies.
Degree awarded: M.A; B.A.
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, French
Country of origin: Italy

Courtney Munson
Previous College / University attended: BA from NYU, PostBac from Columbia, both in classics
Areas of Concentration: Classical reception, philosophies of history, finding a space to articulate and resist contemporary manifestations of enlightenment narratives of progress
Languages and Literatures: Latin, Greek, some German
Country of origin: United States

Tania Nicolaou
Previous College / University attended: Royal Holloway; King's College London
Areas of Concentration: 20th and 21st century representations of race and identity in Latin American and US literature; diasporic Latinx narratives; indigenous performance of the Americas
Degree awarded: B.A., M.A.
Languages and Literatures: English, Spanish, Greek, French
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Nicoletta Nogara
Previous College / University attended: New York University
Degree awarded: B.A.
Languages and Literatures: Italian, French, German
Country of origin: Italy

Leonardo Nolé
Previous College / University attended: University of Turin (Italy), University of Savoy (France)
Areas of Concentration: American Literatures, Ecocriticism, Narrative Theory, Modernism.
Degree awarded: B.A., M.A. in Comparative Studies (University of Turin), M.A. in European Languages and Literatures (University of Savoy)
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Italian
Country of origin: Italy

Tatiana Nunez
Previous College / University attended: Hunter College
Areas of Concentration: French and English literature of the long nineteenth century, sentimentality, sympathetic communities, the history of the novel, marriage law reform and the novel, abolitionist texts, translation
Degree awarded: B.A. English Literature
Languages and Literatures: English, Spanish, French, German

Nick Olson
Previous College / University attended: The New School University
Areas of Concentration: Modernist literature, Marxist-Hegelian philosophy, theories of the novel, phenomenology of reading
Languages and Literatures: English, French, German
Country of origin: USA

Andrés Orejuela
Previous College / University attended: Wesleyan University
Areas of Concentration: Renaissance studies; seventeenth-Century English, Spanish, & French literatures; literature and philosophy
Degree awarded: B.A. (Wesleyan), M.A., MPhil (The Graduate Center)
Languages and Literatures: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Catalan, Latin, and Ancient Greek

Kelly Paciaroni
Previous College / University attended: Tulane University, Bocconi University, Queens College
Areas of Concentration: 19th and 20th Century Italian Literature
Degree awarded: BA, MS, MA
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English
Country of origin: United States

Douglas Parker
Areas of Concentration: history of the novel; 19th century European & American literature; modernism; film & theatre; classics
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Italian, Spanish

Nicole Paronzini
Previous College / University attended: Boston College
Areas of Concentration: 19th-20th Century Italian literature
Degree awarded: M.A. Italian Studies, Boston College; M.A., Publishing and Communications, Univ. degli Studi di Milano, B.A., Italian Studies, Univ. degli Studi di Milano
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, Latin
Country of origin: Italy

Katherine Payne
Previous College / University attended: Columbia University, Brigham Young University
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: French, German, Ancient Hebrew
Country of origin: United States

Clara Ramazzotti
Previous College / University attended: University of Milan, University of Verona
Areas of Concentration: Italian and Digital Humanities, work for 6 years as a Social Media Specialist and Digital Content Specialist in Milan, Italy, for the most important Digital Agencies and international Brands
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Country of origin: Italy

Joseph Riccio
Previous College / University attended: University of California, Irvine
Areas of Concentration: 20th C. Italian & American literature; television and media studies; semiotics, critical theory, political economy, psychoanalysis.
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, Latin

Paola Maria Rodriguez
Previous College / University attended: Hunter College; Queens College
Areas of Concentration: historical linguistics, dialectology, medieval/early Renaissance literature, Biblical exegesis from Antiquity to Reformation, mysticism, Greek/Celtic/Norse mythology,paleography,comparative grammar
Degree awarded: BA in German, MA in English, MA in Italian
Languages and Literatures: German, English, Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch (reading knowledge), Latin, Old and Middle English,Old and Middle High German, Old Provencal, Catalan, Old Galician-Portuguese

Lea Sanchez
Previous College / University attended: SUNY FIT
Areas of Concentration: Romanticism, Decadence and the exploration of the concepts of youth, time and aging
Degree awarded: B.S.
Languages and Literatures: French, Spanish, Dutch
Country of origin: USA

Lucia Seda-Perez
Previous College / University attended: New York University, Brooklyn College, Brown University
Areas of Concentration: Literary theory, French philosophy, translation studies, contemporary French, Italian and Latin American literatures
Degree awarded: M.A., M.A., B.A.,
Languages and Literatures: Spanish, French, Italian
Country of origin: Puerto Rico

Yelizaveta Shapiro
Areas of Concentration: 20th century Russian and English poetry and literature; Isaac babel; poetics; uncertainty as a language of crisis and its effects
Languages and Literatures: Russian

Katherine Shloznikova
Areas of Concentration: narcissism and ethics; Proust
Languages and Literatures: French, Russian

Francesca Silva
Previous College / University attended: Università di Bologna
Areas of Concentration: Early Modern European prose, translation studies
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, Spanish, French
Country of origin: Italy

Stephen Tremaine
Previous College / University attended: Bard College, Tulane University
Areas of Concentration: Postcolonial literature
Degree awarded: B.A., M.A.
Languages and Literatures: French
Country of origin: United States

Katherine Volkmer
Previous College / University attended: Johns Hopkins University, Dickinson College
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: Italian, French, Spanish
Country of origin: United States

Daniel West
Previous College / University attended: Oberlin College
Areas of Concentration: Modern France, radical cinema, cinematic criticism, existentialism and post-structuralism
Degree awarded: B.A.
Languages and Literatures: French, Spanish, German
Country of origin: USA

Monika Zaleska
Previous College / University attended: Swarthmore College, Brooklyn College
Areas of Concentration: 19th-20 C. Polish and French literature, émigré and immigrant writing, critical theory, translation studies, modernism and postmodernism, film and television studies
Degree awarded: BA English, MFA Fiction
Languages and Literatures: English, Polish, French
Country of origin: USA

Ting Zhang
Areas of Concentration: 19th century English and European realist novel
Languages and Literatures: Chinese, English, Spanish, French

Meng Zhou
Previous College / University attended: Renmin University, Nanjing University
Degree awarded: LL.B., M.A.
Languages and Literatures: Chinese, English
Country of origin: China