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A warm welcome to Dr. Lisa Dolasinski! The Department of Romance Languages is happy to have you with us. This profile is part of a series featuring faculty members new to UGA campus in Fall 2022: Lisa Dolasinski joins the Department of Romance Languages at UGA as Lecturer of Italian after previously holding appointments at SUNY New Paltz, Bucknell University, Dickinson College, and Indiana University. Dr. Dolasinski's teaching and research…
A warm welcome to Dr. Samantha Gillen! The Department of Romance Languages is happy to have you with us. This profile is the first of a series featuring faculty members new to UGA campus in Fall 2022: Hi, I’m Samantha / Sam! I am thrilled to join the department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia. I spent the last six years in Philadelphia obtaining my PhD in Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. I defended my…
Samantha Gillen received her Ph.D. in Italian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2022. Her research explores industrialized spaces of 1960s in literature and cinema. She has taught Italian language from beginning to advanced and received a Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2021. Her pedagogical interests include differentiated instruction and digital media to enhance student engagement. Samantha is a co-creator of the open…
Erín Bolívar is a scholar of Hispanic and Italian Studies and a third year PhD student in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia.  Her research focuses on the portrayal of the Virgen Mary in painting and poetry in both Spain and Italy primarily during the 15th - 17th centuries, as well as some representations of the 19th and 20th centuries.  As a Marian scholar, she focuses on the connections between Mary of Nazareth as…
Dr. Pizzuti has been working at the University of Georgia since 2001, after teaching at other universities in the United States. She teaches language and culture courses from beginning to advanced and coordinates a thriving Italian language program at the beginning and intermediate level. She has graduate degrees in Italian from Harvard (Ph.D) and the University of Pittsburgh (M.A.), and a Laurea in Modern Foreign Languages from the University…
Emily Rose Kraus is a PhD Candidate in the Dept. of Romance Languages and a graduate student in the Dept. of Germanic and Slavic Studies. She has been studying French for 19 years and mainly learned the language by working with a retired scholar who formerly taught French at Oxford. At that time, Emily switched to reading only novels in French in order to maximize her use of it. By age 15, she had read many novels including Victor Hugo's Les…
Kate advises (60 credit hour +)  French, Romance Language, and some Spanish majors (last name H-Z). She is also the main contact for Italian and Portuguese minor questions. If you are a major or minor listed above and have a question, please email Kate at rladv@uga.edu.
Ph.D. Harvard University (2014) RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS: The literature and culture of early modern Italy, particularly the emergence of the body in literary discourse; gender; the formation of cultural subjects;  the interactions and transactions between Europe and the East.  Secondary interests center on Italian colonialism and contemporary Italian culture as they pertain to national identity formation; aesthetic rendering of the body…

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