I spent my youth in Italy and moved to the United States in 1994 after studying at the University of Florence. In 2005 I received my Ph.D. at Rutgers University.
As a graduate student, I taught at Rutgers University, and at The College of New Jersey. After receiving my Ph.D., I taught at City College (CUNY), Montclair University, and Kean University in NJ. In the fall of 2008, I joined the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Humanities Foreign Languages, ESL, and Humanities at the York College / City University of New York, where I teach Italian, World Literatures, and Humanities courses.
ITAL 101 & 102: Elementary Italian
ITAL 101: Elementary Italian I
ITAL 102: Elementary Italian II
ITAL 105: Intermediate Italian
HUM 221: A Journey into Modern and Contemporary Italy through Films
HUM 240: Food is culture: The Success of ‘Made in Italy’
HUM 245: Fashion, Italian Style
HUM 265: People of the Renaissance: The Golden Age of Italy
HUM 270: Italian Visions: A Cultural Tour of Italy
HUM 295: Ancient Greek and Latin in English Today
HUM 250: The Italian Experience in the United States
HUM 350: Italian Culture and Civilization
WLIT 221: Literature of the Western World
Il Cibo Parlato – The flavor of Italian Food Words (Blog)